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Rapid spread of swine flu virus sends wave of concern among masses

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ISLAMABAD: The rapid spread of swine virus in the West has sent a wave of concern among the masses in General and health practitioners in particular who are demanding precautionary measures at the country’s airports to avoid spread of the disease. Health experts are of the opinion that the disease could cause catastrophe if the virus was not stopped from entering Pakistan. A senior doctor Dr Ahmed Kashif Saeed suggested:

“Before the situation gets out of control and the disease engulf many lives, special arrangements, like blood screening of passengers arriving from US, Canada, Mexico, Spain and other western countries, should be made at all the airports,”

About the symptoms of the disease, Dr Kashif opined those affected by the virus-faced problem with respiration, suffer fever, lethargy, lack of appetite and cough. Also, he said patients infected with the virus were usually reported with runny nose, sore throat, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.

He said people in Pakistan were being exposed to the virus and could cause a catastrophe if it reached here.-ONLINE

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