Thursday, September 3, 2009

Swine influenza Awareness

Swine Influenza Awareness
swine flu
Lately I was very disturbed by the fact that people are acting so foolishly in response to the lately discovered h1n1 virus.
Swine Flu virus is a serious issue that needs practical precautions to be taken by individual to avoid the epidemic.

I could not understand what the chaos is about, 'Swine Flu' is same as another other flu. Thousands of people die because of
malaria, dengue, AIDS and many other deadly diseases but no one pays heed to them.

Writing this post I recollected my friend saying, Hundred people have swine flu and everyone wants to wear a mask, Crores of people have
AIDS and no one wants to wear a condom.

Swine Influenza (swine flu) is a respiratory disease of pigs caused by Type A influenza viruses that causes regular outbreaks in pigs.

Swine flu viruses have been reported to spread from person-to-person, but in the past observations,
this transmission was limited and not sustained beyond three people

>>People in Mumbai are using safety mask which are not N75 swine proof mask which will avoid the virus and increase safety.
They purchase general mask from chemist and other stores which are high on sale, selling about 300 times more than the cost.

>>People cover there nose and mouth with handkerchief, and while boarding and getting down of local trains and bus,
they touch the side handles and handles at top and other places which can be more dangerous source for swine flu.

>>Upon touching/holding in such public places in train, they use the same unwashed hands and use handkerchief…
Now practically chances are more that the handkerchief is affected with h1n1 virus.

>>People wearing handkerchief on mouth/nose, It will just create suffocation friends and is not going to help.
Because of this epidemic panic people are ignoring and staying away from people who just yourning and sneezing in general.

>>There are also some fools who upon seeing any person wearing mask, start believing that the person is affected by H1N1 swine flu and just walk at some distance.

The Symptoms of Swine flu are:

Cough, Fatigue, Head and Body Ache, Nausea, Sore Throat,
Chills, Diarrhea, Fever and Vomiting.

Precautions that can be taken to avoid the virus and increase safety are as follows:

>>Do not talk more keeping your mouth open in public places you feel is very crowded and lots of pollutions around.

>>Wash Hands Before Touching Any Eatables.

>>Avoid road side junk food and eatables, this helps you avoiding swine flu.

>>Help boost your immune system by some multi vitamins and home remedies and Ayurveda herbs.

>>Drink plenty of water.

>>Get plenty of sleep at least 8 hours a day.

>>Immediately check yourself if you get some symptoms of flu.

>>If you feel weak, take proper rest for a day or two, as lower immune can welcome the flu.

>>If swine flu confirmed, then try isolating yourself from others and keep things like handkerchief and Other basic daily things separate in family.

Please note:

Tamiflu (drug used for treatment of swine flu) should be avoided till swine flu is confirmed, as overdose of drug is known to cause side effects especially with the children below five years of age
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