Swine Flu: Protect yourself from H1N1 Influenza

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Swine flu- H1N1
Swine Flu
Swine flu is a contagious disease caused by a virus. It is called the "swine flu" because it was first used to describe a type of influenza that were very similar to that of pigs (swine).

A person infected with H1N1 flu (swine flu) virus can transmit the virus to others from a day before the development of it's symptoms and up to 7 days after getting infected.

The virus is mostly transmitted to others through the eyes, mouth and nose. When an infected person sneezes or coughs into the air without covering his mouth or nose, the virus can move by the help of air-movement into the nostrils of victims.

Furthermore, when you come into contact with an infected person, avoid touching your eyes after shaking hands. The virus can be transmitted easily into the body through the eye, nose or mouth. Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water after coming into contact with an infected person. It is advisable to stay a meter or two away from infected persons.

Symptoms
  • Sore throat
  • Chills
  • Cough
  • Fever
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea & vomiting
  • Headache
  • Body aches
  • Loss of appetite
  • Fatigue
Prevention
  • Always wash your hands with soap and water thoroughly.
  • Keep sanitizer in your bags.
  • Avoid coming into contact with people who are sick or show symptoms of H1N1 flu (Swine flu).
  • Avoid going to gatherings when there's an outbreak.
Treatment (Home Remedies)
  • Garlic
Garlic helps in strengthening the digestive system as well as controlling blood pressure it also protect the body against bacteria, parasites and virus etc. Garlic could help relief or reduce symptoms of swine flu.
  • Ginger
Some symptoms of swine flu are cold, cough and fever. Ginger deals with these symptoms and is very effective in controlling cough.
  • Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera has been said to be good for swine flu relief. Taking a spoon of Aloe Vera with warm water can help boost your immune system and hence fight against the flu.
  • Drink more and more water to stay hydrated. It is a good practice to always stay hydrated at all times and most importantly when one is ill.
TAKEAWAY TIPS
  •  Drink more water.
  •  Stay a meter or two away from infected persons.
  •  Seek medical attention for proper diagnosis.
  • Take pain killers for relief.
  •  Have enough rest.

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