Docs worry over new strain of swine flu

Shimona Kanwar – August 6, 2017

Chandigarh: Bad news for those who got themselves vaccinated against swine flu for the season as this will provide little protection against the present strain of the virus, which has changed, claim experts. In the absence of this protective guard, the doctors are apprehensive of the rise in the cases this year. Already the city has seen 20 cases in a span of 15 days, including four deaths.

The PGIMER is getting four-five patients on a daily basis, which test positive for the flu. “We are surprised about the occurrence of the flu in this season, which earlier used to be November and January.

Moreover, like humans, viruses also adapt and modify to survive. These new viruses have appeared in July, which implies that the flu will occur in all seasons now,” said a doctor at the PGIMER.