Villagers get information on influenza

Villagers get information on influenza

The awareness programme organised by an NGO, Myrada, was arranged through its Village Resource Centre. It catered to 17 villages and towns across the State, and the sessions were beamed live to centres across the State through satellite video conference.
At the expert centre, the sessions were conducted by former UNICEF Programme Officer Dr Seenappa, who gave a presentation on how H1N1 influenza came into existence, its causes, symptoms, precautionary measures etc.

Prema, a resident of Hanur, Chamarajnagar asked if there was any method to control the spread of this flu.  However, many mothers who attended the session were worried about children being affected with H1N1 flu. 

Shobha from KR Nagar, Mysore wanted to know how to detect the symptom among children?

All questions asked were promptly answered providing enough knowledge about the pandemic.  Dr Seenappa said that this is the first time that the message on H1N1 is reaching villages, "The Government has not provided any knowledge about H1N1 to villages which probably can face problem in future".

The pandemic H1N1 influenza cannot be stopped as claimed by World Health Organization (WHO). There are chances of the virus traveling to remote villages in the country. 

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