How to fight Swine Flu
As much as we hear today all over the threat of “Swine Flu”. I found it’s symptoms and treatment available at this point.
Hope it will be helpful to take early precautions for to be away from this nasty disease.
Symptoms and treatment:
The basic symptoms for swine flu are similar to the seasonal flu – fever, sore throat, cough, stuffy nose, headache, body aches and fatigue.
H1N1 strain is a mutated form of the swine virus. It is communicable only through human-to-human contact.
Swine flu is not a food-borne disease and does not spread through pork.
Tamiflu, Relenza are prescription drugs effective against these strains of Swine Flu.
There is no vaccine for swine flu as yet.
The incubation period is one to seven days.
If an antiviral agent is warranted, it should ideally be initiated with 48 hours from the onset of symptoms.
Here are a few simple dos and don’ts that will help prevent spreading the infection.
Maintain hygiene, wash hands frequently.
Avoid contact with those who cough and sneeze.
Avoid crowded places and social gatherings.
If there are any symptoms, contact the doctor immediately as the treatment drugs are not available in the open market.
If infected, stay home and avoid travelling.
Always cover mouth while coughing or sneezing, to avoid the disease from spreading.