Swine flu ( Reasons,symptoms,prevent)

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Swine flu is also called pig flu or hog flu.Swine flu, also known as H1N1 type a influenza, is a human disease. The name 'Swine flu' stuck because orginally the disease transmitted from pigs to humans. But the current pandemic break transmits from human to human. In 2009 H1N1, or swine flu was called pandemic by world health organisation (WHO) because of its massive spread across the world.

What causes swine flu
                  Swine flu is a respiratory disease. A virus called swine influenza virus causes the disease.Swine flu is mainly caused by SIV sub type H1N1, however other subtypes H1n2, H3N1, H1N3, and H2N3 can also be reasons for swine flu.

The virus transmits from persons to persons through the same medium as other flu viruses. Swine flu is very contagious. The disease is spread through saliva and mucus particles.

A simple sneeze may cause thousands of germs spread through the air. The virus can linger on tables and surface areas like doors knobs, waiting to be picked up.

What are the syptoms of swine flu
                              Symptoms of swine flu are similar to most influenza infections:-
                   Sore throat
                   Body aches
                   Loss of appedtite
                    aching of muscles

How can you prevent or stay safe
                                        The best way to stay safe and keep the deadly disease at a distance is to get a flu shot on a yearly basis. The virus is extremely contagious. The virus enters the body through the respiratory tract.

The vaccine may be given through an injection or nasal spray. currently injectable H1N1 vaccines available in the market are:- Influvac, Agrippal, Vaxigrip, Vaxiflu-S and etc.

The injection cost around Rs 600-700 per dose. The doctor advice people to get a repeat vaccine dose every year.

Althought, here are a few do-s and dont-s that will help you stay healthy and safe:
1.cover your face while coughing or sneezing
2.maintain a high level of personal hygiene:
3. Wear surgical masks
4.avoid touching your eyes and nose and mouth
5. drink water more and more
6. eat immune-boosting foods

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