Although the name 'swine flu' brings up a lot of extra fear and worry, it is important to note that swine flu is just an influenza A H1N1 virus. The big difference is that the current swine influenza A (H1N1) virus has components of pig and bird influenza viruses in it, so that humans do not have any immunity to it. That is what made it more likely that it would become a pandemic virus (have the ability to cause a global outbreak) because it could easily spread from person-to-person. The Swine flu has been compared to other similar types of influenza virus in terms of mortality: "in the US it appears that for every 1000 people who get infected, about 40 people need admission to hospital and about one person dies".
Symptoms of swine flu infections can include:
* fever, which is usually high, but unlike seasonal flu, is sometimes absent
* runny nose or stuffy nose
* sore throat
* body aches
* fatigue or tiredness, which can be extreme
* diarrhea and vomiting, sometimes, but more commonly seen than with seasonal flu
Signs of a more serious swine flu infection might include pneumonia and respiratory failure.
Swine Flu High Risk Groups - people who are thought to be at risk for serious, life-threatening infections, are a little different and can include:
* pregnant women
* people with chronic medical problems, such as chronic lung disease, like asthma, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and immunosuppression
* children and adults with obesity
Precautions to keep swine flu at bay -
The deadly Swine Flu has reached the Indian shores following the global outbreak and now, claimed one life. However, Swine Flu is certainly one of those diseased where an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Here are five tips for you to keep away from the pandemic.
1. Wash your hands frequently
Use the antibacterial soaps to cleanse your hands.. Wash them often, for at least 15 seconds and rinse with running water.
2. Get enough sleep
Try to get 8 hours of good sleep every night to keep your immune system in top flu-fighting shape.
3. Drink sufficient water
Drink 8 to10 glasses of water each day to flush toxins from your system and maintain good moisture and mucous production in your sinuses.
4. Boost your immune system
Keeping your body strong, nourished, and ready to fight infection is important in flu prevention. So stick with whole grains, colorful vegetables, and vitamin-rich fruits.
5. Keep informed
The government is taking necessary steps to prevent the pandemic and periodically release guidelines to keep the pandemic away.
Please make sure to keep up to date on the information and act in a calm manner.
If a person becomes sick with swine flu, antiviral drugs can make the illness milder and make the patient feel better quicker. For treatment, antiviral drugs work best if started soon after getting sick (within 2 days of symptoms). The U.S. CDC recommends the use of Tamiflu (oseltamivir)or Relenza (zanamivir) for the treatment and/or prevention of infection with swine influenza viruses; however, the majority of people infected with the virus make a full recovery without requiring medical attention or antiviral drugs.
WHO does not expect the swine flu vaccine to be widely available until the end of 2009, noting that current production "yield" was only about half as much as expected and would cause timeline delays.
There is also concern that countries which produce vaccines, 70 percent of which are in Europe, may delay sending swine flu vaccines to other countries as they may come under "tremendous pressure to protect their own citizens first," note some experts.
Many countries are planning full blown large scale vaccination camps by the end of the year.
Related Health Articles:
01.Child's Global Fleshiness : (मुलांमधिल लट्ठपणाचा जागतिक रोग) - १
02.Child's Global Fleshiness : Child's Global Fleshiness : (मुलांमधिल लट्ठपणाचा जागतिक रोग) - २
03.Child's Global Fleshiness : How to measure weight? (वजन कसे मोजावे?) - ३
04.Kid's Breakfast (मुलांचा खाऊ )
05.Be aware about kid's fever (मुलांचे तापेपासून स्वंरक्षण)
06.ICU : Ice Cream Unit
07.A Solution on Bed Weting : Homeopathy (मुलांच्या बेड वेटिंगवर उपाय)
08.How to measure weight? (वजन कसे मोजावे?) - ३
09.Sweet Medicine on Maleriya (मलेरियावर गोड औषध)
10.Kids and Rules of Massage (मुले आणि मालिश करण्याचे नियम)
11.What is the importance of beauty sleep in your kid's life? (मुलांसाठी झोप किती महत्वाची?)
12.Anti Oxidents : Keep Disease Away (एंटी आँक्सिडेंटस : दूर ठेवा आजारपणाच्या तक्रारी)
13.Milk : The Best Food Forever! (दूध एक उत्तम आहार)
14.If someone afflicted at home (घरात जर कुणी आजारी असेल तर )
15.Kids, please do not habitual with Fast Food..!!!
16.How toxins enter our body?
17.Useful Websites for Kids (मुलांसाठी उपयुक्त वेबसाइट्स)
18.While Conversation With Kids (मुलांशी संवाद साधताना)
19.Cryos : The First International Sperm Bank In India (भारतातील पहिली आंतरराष्ट्रीय वीर्य बैंक)
20.Stressful Period Before Delivery May Affect the Growth of Your Baby (प्रसूतिपूर्व काळात ताणाचा संतातिवर परिणाम शक्य)
21.Mom and Dad,Please change your attitude (मम्मी आणि पप्पा आता तरी बदला ना!)
22.Calcium Bank for your child
23.Kindergarchy : The Rules by Children
24.How safe are baby products?
25.How important the stickers on baby products?
26.What to do before your baby comes?
27.Baby Products - Money Saving Tips
28.Adults too can suffer from Whooping Cough
29.What's wrong with baby? Yeah! They are crying!
30.Calcium may significantly improve kid's bone health
31.An open letter to all young mom
32.Acne Products : Your Transforming Skincare
33.Some Health Tips for you all
34.How to get cured of diarrhoea - 1
35.What causes Diarrhoea? - 2
36.Tongue display helps recover balance problem
37.Diarrhoea in Children - 3
38.Get prominent skin with Resurgence
38.Homework in progress - 1
39.Homework in Progress : Regular overview - 2
40.Protect your grandparents with Medical Alarm
41.Homework in Progress : Make it a Quiz Time - 3
42.Homework in Progress - Postitive Feedback Counts - 4
43.Get Tea Bonanza at EnglishTeaStore.com
44.Homework in Progress : Break Point - 5
45.Homework in Progress : Do not think twice, just log on - 6
46.A judgement court for kids (शोषित पिढीत मुलांना न्याय लवकर मिळावा म्हणुन ख़ास न्यायालयाची स्थापना)
47.Adult's Rights (लहान मुलांचे अधिकार)
48.Smile Teeth : How important is a child's dental health?
49.Infants : could be a sign that they would develop autism later
50.Get the power of SmoothFitness to be look sexy
51.Sleep with a newborn : Some tips to parents
52.Kid Care Center : The things to know (Kid Care Center - मुलांचे काळजीवाहू घर)
53.Connecting with your kid at school : (मुलांची शाळेतील वर्तवणुक)
54.Helicopter parenting more effective than formal parenting (Helicopter parenting - काय प्रकार आहे हां?)
55.Parents Think : Video Games are good for children (पालकांचे मत : Video Games हे मुलांसाठी चांगले असतात)
56.More former Parents Develop Allround Nestlings
57.How Nurturing Impacts Your Child’s Attribute? (पालकांचे संगोपन कशाप्रकारे मुलांच्या जडणघडणीवर परिणाम करते?)
58.Eminent Tension Levels In Parents Of Children With Impairments (पालकांचे अति टेंशन मुलांना अपंग करते)
59.Important Points Before Leaving Your Children Alone At Home (मुलांना एकटे घरी सोडण्यापुर्वी घ्यायची काळजि)
60.Overweight Kids : Family Based Lifestyle Changes the Situation
61.Is It Right To Reward Children? (मुलांना बक्षिस देणे योग्य आहे का?)
62.Parent Coaching Can Assist Kids To Lose Weight
63.Grandness Of Fathers In The Lives Of Their Children
64.How to talk with your Tweens in Mensturation
65.The Benefits Of Being Ignored : Important for Your Children
66.How Your Parenting Style Benefits Your Child? (तुमच्या पालकत्वाचि स्टाइल मुलाला कशी फायद्याची राहील?)
67.Cheating Kids – A big issue for parents
68.What are the ways that people cheat?
69.What are causes Kids Cheat
70.Truth and Consequences gathered in kid’s mind - 1
71.Truth and Consequences gathered in kid’s mind - 2
72.Kids Just Stop Cheating
73.Brain : The Mental Ability of Your Kid
74.Wonders of Left Brain and Right Brain
75.Getting alongwith teachers (मुलांनो आपल्या टिचर बरोबर रहा)
76.Relationship between Teacher and Students - १ (मुलांचे आणि टीचर्स चे संबंध)
77.What are the Responsibilities of Students? (विद्द्यार्थ्यांच्या जबाबदा-या काय असतात?)
78.First Day of School (शालेचा पहिला दिवस)
79.Just Feel Good on Day One
80.If You Hate the School It's Your Bad Start
81.School's Group Projects
82.While Meeting Together
83.Holding Good Meetins
84.If Problems Arise
86.Advantage and Disadvantage of Home Schooling
87.Kids Scared of Bedbug
88.Honeybee are Fuzzy Insects : Take Care of Your Kids - 1
89.HoneyBee : What measure need to take care of your kid - 2
90.A Terror of Black Widow Spider
91.Brown Recluse Spider
92.A Chigger Bite
93.The Key To Perfect Pitch Lies in Tonal Language
94.Sign of Developing Children
95.Tips To Help You Get Your Kids Hooked On All Kinds Of Reading
96.Go for Variety : Tip 1
97.Tips to develop your children - 2
98.Tips to Develop Your Children - 3
99.Tips to Develop Your Children - 4
100.Game Your Way to Great Arithmetic
101.Spend Your Life
102.Remove Common Bacteria To Cut Risk Of Stomach Cancer Relapse
103.What is a Silent Heart Attack?
104.Heart Attack : No Warning Signs
105.Heart Attack : How Can You Detect It?
106.Heart Attack : Treatment
107.How You Can Prevent Heart Attack?
108.Do Mothers Overfeed Their Babies?
109.Babies Brainer Than Previously Thought
110.Disrupted Gene Causes Mental Retardation
111.Healing Tradition in India - 1
112.Healing Tradition in India : Keep Away disease - 2
113.Some Health Tips
114.In Control - (एक शोध निबंध)
115.Exercise Ineffective In Making Obese Kids Slim
116.Celiac Disease : The Reason - 1
117.Celiac Disease : Signs and Symptoms - 2
118.Celiac Disease : How Do People Know If They Have It? - 3
119.Celiac Disease : How Is It Treated? - 4
120.Celiac Disese : Gluten-Free Foods - 5
121.Support Groups for Celiac Disease - 6
122.Asthma : Is it the reason of Allgergy?
123.Egg Allergy and Kids - 1
124.Egg Allergy : Signs and Symptoms - 2
125.Egg Allergy : How Is It Diagnosed? - 3
126.How Egg Allergy is Treated? - 4
127.Egg Allergy : What to Do? - 5
128.Food Allergy : What Does It Means? - 1
129.Food Allergy : What Are The Reactions? - 2
130.Food Allergy : How Do You Know if You Have One? - 3
131.Food Allergy : What Will the Doctor Do? - 4
132.How Are Food Allergies Treated? - 5
133.Food Allergy : Have a Plan - 6
134.Living With Food Allergies - 7
135.What Are Hives : Is It Patches Of Skin? - 1
136.Why Do I Get Hives? - 2
137.What Will Doctor Do With Hives? - 3
138.Can I Prevent Hives? - 4
139.Trouble of Lactose Intolerance in Kids - 1
140.Who Gets Lactose Intolerance and Why? - 2
141.If You Have Lactose Intolerance - 3
142.Doctor's Action Against Lactose Intolerance - 4
143.How to Live With Lactose Intolerance - 5
144.Parents to track their child's performance at school online
145.Allergy : A Chain Reaction
146.Sneezing and Wheezing
147.Allergy : Symptoms
148.Why Kids affected with Allergies?
149.Why Kids affected with Allergies?
150.How one can identify if he has allergies?
151.How to take a control on allergies?
152.How To Fight With Allergy?
153.Can Nuts and Peanuts causes to Allergy?
154.When Someone Has Food Allergy
155.What Are The Allergic Reactions?
156.How To Diagnose Nut or Peanut Allergy?
157.How to treat with Nut or peanut allergies?
158.How to prepare an emergency plan for nut or peanut allergy?
159.How to handle Nut and Peanut Allergy?
160.Asthma : A Breathing Tubes
161.Who Affects Asthma?
162.What Does an Asthma Burst Out?
163.Treating with Asthma
164.Asthma : Inhaler a Medicine
165.Can Asthmetic Kids Play?
166.Asthma : A Spark Off
167.How to Manage Asthma?
168.Asthma : An Irritating Thing
169.Weather can also be a reason for Asthma!
170.Kinds of Allergies are more likely to have Asthma
171.Asthma : What is a Burst Out?
172.How to handle Asthma Burst outs?
173.Asthma Medicines : Get to know the work of it
174.Keep Your Pet Away In Asthma
175.How Weather affect on Asthma
176.Dirty Air and Asthma : The Relation
177.What You Can Do In Asthma?
178.Asthma and School
179.Close Relation Between Smoking and Asthma
180.Smoking Is Injurious To Health
181.Your Barbie Doll Daughter - 1
182.Barbie Doll's Teenage - 2
183.Your Daughter Become a Hannah Montana - 3
184.The Only God You Can See!!!
185.Swine Flu : Sign and Symptoms - 1
186.More Info on Swine Flu - 2
187.Safety Requirement on Swine Flu - 3
188.Travel Health in Swine Flu - 4
189.Swine Flu : Sneezing and Coughing - 5