ISLAMABAD (APP) - The ministry of Health on Friday said that no suspected case of swine influenza virus has been reported so far from any part of the country. According to official sources, instructions have been issued to the concerned departments for detection and handling of importation of H1N1 virus that causes the disease. They said the Ministry has made proper arrangements in the hospitals in this regard including immediate isolation and hospitalisation of any suspected case. They said the Ministry of Health would soon arrange inter- provincial coordination committee meeting to prepare emergency plan for handling of a possible epidemic. Sources said instructions have also been issued to the airport authority regarding screening of all incoming passengers to check the virus. Similarly, the Ministry has issued instructions to the officials at seaports and land entry points for screening of individuals on their entry to Pakistan. They said heads of educational institutions of the federal and provincial level have also been asked to advise parents to have proper check on their children particularly those having flue-like symptoms. Sources said the heads of all hospitals across the country have been instructed to advise their staff to maintain the history of such incoming patients with flu-like symptoms and use protective measures while handling such patients. Swine Influenza (swine flu) is a respiratory disease of pigs caused by type A influenza virus that causes regular outbreaks in pigs. The symptoms of swine flu in people are similar to the symptoms of regular human flu included fever, cough, sore throat, body aches, headache, chills and fatigue. Some people have reported diarrhoea and vomiting associated with swine flu. In response to an intensifying outbreak in the US and internationally caused by a new influenza virus of swine origin, the World Health Organization raised the worldwide pandemic alert level to Phase 5. A Phase 5 alert is a strong signal that a pandemic is imminent and that the time to finalize the organization, communication, and implementation of the planned mitigation measures is short.