(H1N1 Virus, Pig Flu)
Declared the first flu pandemic of the 21st Century
108 countries have reported 55,867 cases
of Swine Flu, including 238 deaths
Outbreak in INDIA with 73 infected
22 cases in DELHI alone
* 1918 flu pandemic killed 50 million and infected 500 million
Why Delhi is at high risk?
High Density of Population
Over 60% of International Tourists first land in Delhi
Lot of Indians traveling abroad
What is SWINE FLU?
A type of a viral fever, caused by H1N1 strain of influenza type A
It is an air-borne infection
How it SPREADS?
Passes from human to human
Coughing, sneezing or touching affected surfaces
What are its SYMPTOMS?
Like any flu, the symptoms can range from mild to severe, and include:
Fever (100.5 degrees F or higher)
Body aches (muscle aches)
Diarrhea & Vomiting
When diarrhea and vomiting are present, see your doctor immediately as severe
cases have progressed to pneumonia, respiratory failure and deaths.
How to prevent SWINE FLU?
Shake hands or hug in greeting
Wash your hands with soap and
water often. Spit in public
Cover your mouth and nose with Take medicines without consulting
tissue while coughing or sneezing. a physician
Avoid crowded places If you are sick, PLEASE
Stay more than one arm’s length Stay home and limit contact with
distance from persons sick with flu others as much as possible
Get plenty of sleep Rest and take plenty of liquids
Drink plenty of water and eat Cover your mouth and nose when
nutritious food you cough or sneeze
Seek medical advice if needed
Steps taken by PBC to minimize risk
All the doorknobs and handles are being sanitized twice a day
Telephone handsets are sanitized each day
All washrooms have sanitizer dispensers
Use antibacterial soap from auto- touch free soap dispensers
Touch free water taps
Awareness among employees on prevention & symptoms of swine flu
Bacterial and fungal count in Indoor Air is being carried out regularly
U.V. Lights installed in Air Handling Units to kill bacteria
Maintaining Indoor Air Quality as per USA - ASHRAE Standard
“We Grow Fresh air” at PBC
“Your health is our concern”