Upsurging Influenza in Chennai! More than a thousand are positive for flu symptoms

(This article is authored by Alar)

The Tamil Nadu Health Department is on spirit to taking action to combat the state's widening influenza threat. Children are more susceptible to the flu, and as cases have increased dramatically. Fever camps were held throughout the state, and a shocking number of cases have since been reported. In the camp, more than 6000 people have undergone testing. According to the Tamil Nadu Health Department, sudden dry cough, sore throat, headache, blocked nose, body ache, and fatigue are all signs of influenza, which is being diagnosed in increasing numbers of children and adults each day.

Ma Subramanian, the health minister, stated on Tuesday that the camps would be operational throughout the monsoon season. As a result, at least 1,000 fever camps have been established in order to guarantee testing, reporting, and treatment for those who have contracted the flu. As many as 100 camps have been established in Chennai, and the department plans to increase the number of camps based on the reporting of the cases.

Dr P Sampath, joint director at Directorate of Public Health and Preventive Medicine said, "The identification of symptoms in high risk category people such as those below 5 years, those with comorbid conditions, those above 65 years and anyone with immuno compromised conditions is important. They need to be isolated immediately until the symptoms subside. We have the facilities of diagnosis at all government facilities and if required, the samples are being tested,"

6,860 individuals have been tested at the camps, and more than 1,798 have had their respiratory health and fever, cold, and cough symptoms assessed. In order to track down students who have the flu or influenza, fever camps are also held in schools. In the meantime, doctors at private hospitals emphasise the importance of getting the flu shot and claim that people in high-risk groups can avoid infection if they get the shot. The Corporation has suggested that if symptoms continue, people get tested for Covid as well because the flu has characteristics of both Covid-19 and H1N1.