Thursday, February 07, 2013

Symptoms and Precautions of Swine Flue (HINI Influenza) (2013 Attack)

Today, everyone knows Swine Flu (H1N1 Influenza) and large scale epidemic caused by it in 2009. At that time more than 1 thousand people died from Swine Flu across India. The bad news is that Swine Flu is again slowly spreading in India and it is causing panic among people. So far hundreds of cases of Swine Flu cases are reported from different parts of India and many such patients are serious. It is important to remember that Swine Flu is treatable if it is detected on time. For getting tested for Swine Flu, people are requested to visit nearest Hospital. To treat Swine Flue, it is first important to detect Swine Flu in initial stage which can be done by checking symptoms of Swine Flu. Below, you can find detailed list of symptoms and precaution of Swine Flu (HINI Influenza).



Symptoms of Swine Flu-

1) Mild to severe fever (greater than 100 °C or 37.8 °F)
2) Cough
3) Sore Throat
4) Body aches
5) Pain in Joints
6) Headache
7) Chills
8) Fatigue
9) Stuffy Nose
10) Rashes
11) Vomiting
If all or majority of above symptoms are present in any person then it is important for him to get tested for Swine Flu.

In addition to these symptoms, people can also check these points

1) Have they visited any foreign country recently.
2) Have they came in contact of Swine Flu infected patient recently.
3) Do they live in part of country from where maximum numbers of Swine Flu cases are coming.
4) Do they work in profession which cause them to come in contact of patients.

If these points also coincide with above symptoms then it becomes very important to get tested for Swine Flu immediately

Emergency Symptoms of Swine Flu (which may need immediate hospitalization)

In Children-

1) Fast Breathing or difficulty in breathing
2) Child is not drinking enough water or fluid
3) Bluish Skin Colour
4) Child is not interacting or become irritable suddenly
5) Fever with rashes

In Adult-
1) Difficulty in breathing or shorting of breathing
2) Pain in chest and abdomen
3) Confusion/Dizziness
4) Sever and continuous vomiting
5) Blood in Sputum

Precautions for avoiding Swine Flu-

1) Live in a clean and hygienic environment.
2) Clean your hands with soap regularly or after handshake or after sneeze
3) Avoid meeting any Swine Flu infected patient.
4) Use mask (preferably N95) before going out in crowded places or Hospitals.
5) Give extra care to children.
6) Test for Swine Flu if fever or Swine Flu symptoms persists for more then two day and becomes severe.
7) Avoid visiting any Swine Flu infected country or place.
8) Avoid touching your eyes, nose and month because infection can spread this way.
9) Eat only thoroughly cooked food.
 

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