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‘SWINE FLU’ medicines are ONLY available with Govt. Hospitals in India

The diagnostic blood test is done at selected institutes only, e.g: Inst. of Virology, Pune and in few prominent hospitals in major cities (details in attch.) All cases of Swine Flu are not serious in nature. So there is no need for panic.

There is no vaccine available right now to protect against Swineflu.

Frequent travelers are to be extra careful & follow the following instructions strictly

When in doubt please report to government / municipal hospital

DOS ‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐

1. Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or

sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it. Use

disposable masks in airports, crowded markets

2. Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after

you cough or sneeze

3. Use alcoholbased hand cleaners (e.g: Germ Free)

4. Try to avoid close contact with sick people

5. Always maintain high levels of personal hygiene, especially

before and after food preparation and in & out of toilets.

6. While in an affected region, seek immediate medical attention

if you develop influenzalike symptoms. (High Fever, body

pain, coug hin g and red nose )

7. Get plenty of sleep

8. Rest and take plenty of liquids

9. Drink plenty of water and eat nutritious food

DON’TS ‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐

1. Touch your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs spread this way

2. Visits live anima l mar kets, poultry and pig farms in affected


3. Shake hands or hug in greeting

4. Spit in public

5. Take medicines without consulting a physician

6. If you are sick, PLEASE stay at home and limit contact with others as much as possible

7. Forget to cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze

8. Neglect yourself and seek medical advice if needed



1. National Institute of Virology (NIV), Pune

National Reference Centre and WHO (H5) Reference Laboratory

Director Contact Number

: Office

: Dr.A Mishra - 020-261 : Mobile

- 09970178555

24X7 contact number for informing about sample collection: 020-26006210/290

2. National Institute of Communicable Diseases (NICD), 22 Shamnath Marg, Delhi

Special DG & Director : Dr Shiv Lal

Contact No.

HOD, Microbiology Mobile

24X7 contact number for informing about sample collection : 011-23921401




: Dr Shashi Khare


3. Regional Reference Laboratories (Standby labs)

National Institute of Cholera & Enteric Diseases

Regional Medical Research Centre, Dibrugarh (03732381494)

(NICED), Kolkata (033-23500448)

4. Additional BSL laboratories being Commissioned :

CRI, Kasauli Haffkine Institute, Mumbai