Special Correspondent

Chennai: A bilingual website on the A(H1N1) influenza, touted to be the first in the country, was inaugurated on Thursday by Health Minister M.R.K. Panneerselvam.

A coordinated effort by the State’s Health and IT departments, www.swineflutninfo.in provides valuable information to medical professionals and the public.

Interactive section

It has an interactive section where browsers can sort out their doubts.

IT Secretary P.W.C. Davidar said that the site would provide daily updates on the A(H1N1) situation in Tamil Nadu in collaboration with the Public Health Directorate. The site automatically downloads in Tamil (downloadable link for the Tamil font is provided), but can be viewed in English too.

Information on the epidemiology, mode of transmission, signs and symptoms, case management protocol and self-care tips has been included.

In addition, there is a detailed list of laboratories authorised to test and links to other sites providing information on the condition.

The site was developed by Kavitha Rajan of Mastermind Solutions, Coimbatore.