Thursday, October 26, 2017

Swine flu categories


Here's a post on the categories of Patients with Swine flu.
The categories are A, B1, B2 & C.

Category A:

Mild fever plus Cough, Sore throat, Headache, Body ache, Diarrhoea, Vomitting.

Action in Category A:

No Testing for H1N1
No Temiflu
Only daily observation for symptoms

Category B1:

Category A symptoms plus high grade fever, severe sore throat.

Action in Category B1:

No Testing for H1N1
Tab Temiflu as per dose
Home isolation
Avoid public places

Category B2:

Category A symptoms plus high risk conditions such as
Child< 5 yrs
Age > 65 yrs
Chronic disease
On long term treatment with steroids

Action in category B2:

Tab Temiflu as per dose
Home Isolation
No H1N1 Testing

Category C:

Category B symptoms plus
Chest pain
Blood in cough
Blue nails
Worsening of underlying disease

Action in category C:

Tab Temiflu as per dose
H1N1 Testing
Hospitalization isolation

~Pratheek Prabhu

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