New Delhi: Swine flu cases continue to rise in the city as another three swab samples tested positive for the H1N1 virus taking the total number of people affected by the virus to five.
"Another three swab samples tested positive for H1N1 virus. Last wek two cases of swine flu were reported from different hospitals. With this the total number of people infected till now has risen to five," Dr Debashish Bhattacharya, Delhi nodal officer for H1N1 said.
Though deaths due to the virus has been reported yet, all health officials and workers have ben asked to take precautionary measures to avoid any outbreak.
"Moderate temperature and humidity is highly conducive for the spread of the virus. Summers are here and humidity levels are high during this time. People should exercise caution," a doctor with a hospital here said.
Dr Bhattacharya, however, said that department is well equipped with medications to combat the threat of swine flu.
Swine flu cases were first reported in the city in the year 2009. Till now, over 10,000 swine flu cases have been reported here and 150 people have died due to deadly virus.