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Swine influenza, H1N1 flu, swine flu – Symptoms and Preventions.

August 20, 2009 1 comment

Swine influenza also called H1N1 flu, swine flu, hog flu, and pig flu is an infection by swine influenza virus. Swine influenza virus (SIV) is commonly found in pigs.

What are swine flu symptoms?

Symptoms of swine flu are like regular Fly Symptoms and include

  • Fever,
  • Cough,
  • Sore throat,
  • Runny nose,
  • Body aches,
  • Headache,
  • Chills,
  • Fatigue,
  • Diarrhea and
  • Vomiting.

How does swine flu spread?

The new swine flu virus is a human virus spread by people and not by pigs.

The swine flu virus can become airborne if you cough or sneeze without covering your nose and mouth, sending germs into the air.

The new swine flu virus apparently spreads just like regular flu. You could pick up germs directly from droplets from the cough or sneeze of an infected person, or by touching an object they recently touched, and then touching your eyes, mouth, or nose, delivering their germs for your own infection.

Preventions: “Prevention is always better than cure. “

  • When you cough and sneeze, cover your mouth and nose. Wash your hands afterward.
  • You should make washing your hands a habit, even when you’re not ill.
  • Avoid being near others who might be sick.
  • Stay at home if you are sick, to avoid affecting others.
  • Avoid going in public places like Malls, Theaters etc.
  • Keep DRINKING WATER: Drinking eight to ten large glasses of water acts as a flush for the body toxins.
  • SLEEP DEEP AND LONG: Ensure that you get your eight hours of peaceful sleep
  • Eat green vegetables, whole grains and vitamin rich foods

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