What is swine influenza (flu)?<br />Swine flu is a respiratory infection caused by a virus that is usually found in pigs.<br />Swine influenza virus (SIV) refers to influenza cases that are caused by orthomyxovirusendemic to pig population.<br />Classified as 1 of the various subtypes of genus influenza virus A..<br />
How do humans get exposed? <br /><ul><li>Most commonly, cases occur in persons with direct exposure </li></ul>to pigs <br /><ul><li>e.g.- children near pigs at a fair or workers in the swine industry.</li></li></ul><li>
Swine flu differs from Human flu<br />The H1N1 swine flu viruses are antigenically very different from Human H1N1 viruses and therefore, <br /> vaccines for human seasonal flu would not provide protection from H1N1 swine flu viruses!!!<br />
Avoid close contact:-<br /><ul><li>with people who are sick.
When you are sick, keep distance from other to protect them from getting sick too.
AEROSOLS spread the virus in any environment.</li></li></ul><li>STAY HOME WHEN YOU ARE SICK:-<br /><ul><li>If possible stay away from work, school, college and errands when you are sick. You will help in preventing others from catching your illness</li></li></ul><li>AVOID TOUCHING YOUR EYES, NOSE, AND MOUTH<br />GELNUSare often spread when a person touch something that is contaminated with gelnus and touches his (or) her eyes , nose and mouth.<br />
PRACTISE OTHER GOOD HEALTH HABITS:-<br /><ul><li>get plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids & eat nutritious food.
Unnecessary migration of people from epidemic & endemic areas to be avoided.</li></li></ul><li>COVER YOUR MOUTH & NOSE<br /><ul><li>Cover your mouth and nose with a tissuewhen coughing/sneezing it may prevent those around from getting sick.</li></li></ul><li>Protection Steps<br />How to reduce your risk of contracting swine flu:Do not travel to areas known to be affected. Minimize the amount of time spent on public transport especially aeroplanes.Avoided crowded public places, especially those using recirculated air conditioned airWear a surgical grade face mask and ensure it is fitted correctly so that it covers your nose as well as your mouth.Refrain from touching your mouth with your hands or fingers if they may have come into contact with surfaces contiminated with the virus.Carefully wipe any surfaces that may have come into contact with carriers such as door handles, toilet flushers, work surfaces and telephones<br />
Touch Me! I’ll show you the heaven! – H1N1<br /> NIKITA<br />"200 people get swine flu and everyone wants to wear masks. Millions have AIDS and no one wants to wear a condom.“<br /> Hehehe………<br />Thank you…<br />