Experts advise people to get swine flu vaccine

Experts advise people to get swine flu vaccine PESHAWAR: Health experts at a seminar urged the masses to vaccinate themselves against avian and pandemic influenza. They said that such people are at a high risk who do not get vaccinated against the virus.

The seminar held titled, ‘H1N1’ by National Programme for Prevention and Control of Avian ad Pandemic Influenza in collaboration with WHO and UNICEF here at local hotel on Thursday.

While addressing the awareness seminar, Dr Salma Kausar Ali, National Program Manager- NICP briefed media persons and identified symptoms of influenza.

The health expert said after hitting many parts of the world the first victim of avian influenza was reported in district Charsadda back in 2007 and till 2009 fifty people died of the virus in the country with reported 702 cases that in turn propel World Health Organization (WHO) to declare level-6 emergency in the region during the same year.

So far 300 cases of H1N1 were reported till 2011 in the country and most of it was in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province.

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