Health Hour

Swine flu cases on the rise, India still awaits modern technology that can help

The number of swine flu cases in India is on the rise. Once again, the nation is coming close to being engulfed in the deadly disease. With a recent case of a woman from Jammu and Kashmir succumbing to the disease, the death toll is increasing.

The Health Department has been asking people to take precautionary measures. According to The Tribune, Civil Surgeon, Dr Parvinder Pal Singh Sidhu, said, “Swine flu is a droplet infection and can spread from one person to another. Those having flu should avoid going to crowded places.”

As small as it seems initially, influenza has over time turned into one of the most commonly occurring problems in the modern world. With the alterations like swine flu, Type A flu, Type B flu and more, it has now become a problem that needs to be curbed.

The insertion of technology into healthcare is now slowly aiding the sector in controlling the disease. Scientists have developed a tool that can detect the spread of influenza using artificial intelligence. A highly able product, it can track and predict the course of travel of this highly contagious infection.

ARGO and ARGO Net are the two high-performing forecast approaches that are being used in flu detection. ARGONet is based on the use of machine learning for better and improved detection.

The usage of these tools and the experimentation that is continuing alongside, are helping researchers understand the patterns and spreading tendencies of these viruses.

An inclusion of such tools in India, which is slowly increasing its healthcare spectrum, and progressing towards a safer, disease free environment is however still pending. The usage of such competent tools in a country still housing densely populated rural areas lacking basic sanitation, is the need of the hour.

Recent Posts

Can India be the world leader in the textile & apparel market?

The Journey of textile industry in India so far India had been the textile exporter…

9 hours ago

CSIS War Game Reveals Key Factors for Success in Defending Taiwan from Chinese Invasion. It also Highlights Opportunities for India

The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) is a think tank and research organization…

16 hours ago


The pharmaceutical exports of India have witnessed a remarkable growth of 103% in the last…

5 days ago

Concerns Over Quality of Research in India: AISHE 2019 Survey and C.N.R Rao’s Comments

India today is cruising towards becoming the third-largest economy in the world, overtaking Germany and…

1 week ago

India’s auto industry achieves milestone Indicates bright economic future

With the decline in the production of various goods and resources around the globe, several…

2 weeks ago

18,500 Toys Seized from Mukesh Ambani-owned Hamleys Retail Stores in India for Lack of Safety Standards Compliance

On January 12th, 2023, over 18,500 toys were seized from retail stores, mainly from Mukesh…

2 weeks ago