- Swine flu can lead to serious complications
- It spreads very easily from person to person.
- Know all symptoms, causes and causes Precautions
The H1N1 virus, commonly known as swine flu, is originally from swine, but spreads from human to human. The outbreak of the virus in 2009 became headlines. The virus spreads rapidly from person to person and has been classified as a pandemic by the World Health Organization. Swine flu hit a large population in India this year. The lack of awareness of the various prevention methods is leading to an increased death toll in India this year. Here's all you need to know about swine flu, which can help you deal with the virus more effectively.
The symptoms of swine flu can be easily confused with the seasonal flu. The symptoms are usually common, which severely affects the respiratory system. Some of the common symptoms may be:
- sore throat
- runny or stuffy nose
- body pain
In In some cases, swine flu can present severe symptoms, such as pneumonia, pneumonia, and other respiratory problems that can worsen the patient's situation.
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Swine flu spreads over two common sources:
- Infected pigs: Any kind of contact with Swine influenza can spread to pigs in infected pigs.
- Infected People: Swine flu can easily be transmitted from person to person. Therefore, it is advisable to travel to no flu epidemic areas.
Vaccination is the best way to prevent swine flu. Other methods can also be adjusted to control the spread of the flu. The most common preventive measures include:
Do not ignore the symptoms
Watch out for the symptoms of the flu and do not ignore it. Early detection of the flu can help you deal effectively with the symptoms and protect you from further illness.
Do Not Travel In Flu Epidemic Areas
If you are planning a visit to one of the swine flu epidemic areas then you must cancel your plans immediately. Contact with an infected person can spread the flu quickly. You can easily find out about the news on swine flu affected areas. Stay at home and avoid traveling.
Maintain a Healthy Diet
Your immunity plays a crucial role in fighting the virus. You should eat more foods that can improve your immunity. Eat more green vegetables, citrus, dairy and other fresh vegetables.
Wash your hands frequently
Your hands touch many surfaces that may be contaminated. So make sure you wash your hands slightly more often before and after eating. You should always carry a disinfectant with you.
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A word from OnlyMyHealth
Swine flu can sometimes lead to serious complications. To avoid these irreversible complications, you should never ignore the symptoms of swine flu. You should be well aware of the symptoms. If you notice these symptoms, you need to have them tested as soon as possible. They should also be vaccinated against swine flu during the flu outbreak.
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Written by: Varsha Vats
Source: Onlymyhealth Editorial Staff March 11, 2019