As you Need to Know to Get Swine Flu:
Swine flu is not “Influenza A H1N1”
Can not show the exact relationship with domzu influenza outbreak that started in Mexico “Influenza A H1N1” has decided to called. Influenza is an influenza outbreak in pigs causing mainly caused by viruses. Factors which there are 15 subtypes of the influenza virus. Influenza virus hemagglutinin (H) and neuraminidase (N) are classified by their antigen. Swine flu H1N1, the bird flu is H5N1 structure.
Does anyone dying from disease?
Sick everyone dies. The mortality rate is 2%. By the increasing number of cases is declining death rate. It believed that the epidemic has remained less deadly. If this rate of bird flu worldwide are reported to be approximately 50%. He died because of bird flu detected in 4 of 12 patients in our country in 2006.
So far, many people caught the disease?
On 3 May 2009 as verified in terms of all patients revealed a total of 898 laboratories in 18 countries around the world. United States has reported 226 laboratory based on proven facts, one of them is lost. A total of 506 cases and 19 deaths were reported in Mexico. In addition, Canada, UK, Spain, Denmark, New Zealand, Germany, Switzerland, Israel, Hong Kong and reported cases of countries such as China.
How does it spread?
It has proven to be transmitted via droplets from person to person. Therefore, the World Health Organization (WHO) April 27, 2009 has brought pandemic level from 3 to 4. Pandemic level are evaluated from 1 to 6. Pandemic 4 shows that it is spread from person to person. In this case, as well as people who had contact with pigs, is spread through respiration said. The World Health Organization, released April 29, 2009 as the pandemic level to 5. Pandemic 5, is based on two or more countries in one WHO region in the notification of the transition from human to human. This level is important, there were no outbreaks reported in this level in recent years. The next stage is 6 pandemic. The passage of people from people in different WHO means there may be a number of states greater than two.
How is it spread?
Like spread of seasonal flu or classic. Human to human spread through droplets by sneezing and coughing scattered. Also hand contact is also important. People who have symptoms of patients seen in a day before and during the illness can spread infection. Inanimate surfaces (tables, such as door handles) can stay alive for about 2 hours. Therefore, it is important to wash your hands.
What are the signs and symptoms?
Symptoms are similar to seasonal flu, fever, cough, sore throat, generalized body aches, headache, chills and fatigue in the foreground. Some people have diarrhea and vomiting occurs. serious illness due to pneumonia and can be fatal.
Signs and symptoms in order of frequency
Shortness of breath
Elevated liver enzymes,
What should be done to protect them?
The most important precaution is to wash your hands. Need to pay attention to the public health measures should not be sleepless thick, physical activity should be ensured, should be checked daily stress, drink plenty of fluids and nutritious food should be taken. should avoid close contact with sick people. Deletion of inanimate surfaces with bleach is enough.
Is there any medicine?
Yeah. oseltamivir or zanamivir is used as in the conventional flu. After the first 2 days should be observed for signs of these drugs. Also to benefit from medication for symptoms.
Do you eat to the swine flu transmitted?
No. While not eating properly prepared pork contamination.
Is the travel restrictions?
There is a proposal to the closure of the World Health Organization’s travel restrictions and limits. However, they do not apply to the travel of the patient and health care provider quickly is recommended.
What should be done to avoid infecting others?
Cough and sneeze into your mouth and nose should be closed. The tissue used should be disposed of immediately.
Hands should be washed with soap and water, alcoholic cleansers should be used can not be reached with soap and water.
Hands should be taken to the mouth and nose, the virus can be spread this way.
the patient should be avoided.
Ill should consult a doctor immediately.
Ill recommended not to go to school and work.