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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 17  |  Page : 168-170

Swine Flu - Perspective's in Developing Countries

1 Department of Public Health Dentistry, Sharad Pawar Dental College and HospitaDatta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences University, Sawangi (Meghe), Wardha - 442 004, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of Public Health Dentistry, I.T.S Dental College, Muradnagar, Delhi-Meerut Road Ghaziabad, UttarPradesh, India
3 Department of Public Health Dentistry, College of Dental Sciences, Davangere - 577 004, Karnataka, India

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The first case of swine flu (H1N1virus) was reported to WHO on April 2009 on the American continent, by then the virus has spread in about 160 countries. In August 2009, there were 177457 cases of swine flu and 1462 deaths has been reported. But Pandemic preparedness is not yet developed and advanced in most of developing countries. The measures to control the disease include early detection accessible medical care , heightened surveillance. Appropriate use of local resources and capacity building measure with the assistance of developed nations will reduce the impact of this pandemic in the developing world.

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