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H1N1: MNC tells staff to work from home

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  • February 22, 2020
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H1N1: MNC tells staff to work from home

Part of: GS Prelims –Sci & Tech and GS-II- Health

In news:

  • Multinational company in Bengaluru has given a “work from home” guidance to its employees after two of them tested positive for influenza ‘A’ H1N1

From Prelims Point of View:

Swine Flu

  • Human respiratory infection caused by an influenza strain that started in pigs.
  • First recognised in the 1919 
  • Swine flu is caused by the H1N1 virus strain, which started in pigs.

Symptoms 

  • Fever, cough, sore throat, chills, weakness and body aches. 

Spreads

  • Airborne respiratory droplets (coughs or sneezes).
  • Skin-to-skin contact (handshakes or hugs)
  • Saliva (kissing or shared drinks). 
  • Touching a contaminated surface (blanket or doorknob)
Daily Current Affairs IAS | UPSC Prelims and Mains Exam – 21st February 2020

Daily Current Affairs IAS | UPSC Prelims and Mains Exam – 21st February 2020

SRC: The Hindu

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