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What is Swine Flu / H1N1 Influenza?Swine Influenza (swine flu) is a respiratory disease of pigs caused bytype A influenza virus that regularly causes outbreaks of influenza inpigs. Swine flu viruses cause high levels of illness and low death ratesin pigs. Swine influenza viruses may circulate among swinethroughout the year, but most outbreaks occur during the late fall andwinter months similar to outbreaks in humans.
The 2009 flu outbreak in humans is due to a new strain of influenza Avirus subtype H1N1 that derives in part from human influenza, avianinfluenza, and two separate strains of swine influenza. The origins ofthis new strain are unknown. It passes with apparent ease from humanto human, an ability attributed to an as-yet unidentified mutation. Thestrain in most cases causes only mild symptoms and the infectedperson makes a full recovery without requiring medical attention andwithout the use of antiviral medicines.
The most significant flu pandemic occurred in 1918/1919. The globalmortality rate from the 1918/1919 pandemic is not known, but isestimated at 2.5 to 5% of those who were infected died. With 20% ormore of the world population suffering from the disease to some extent,a case-fatality ratio this high would mean that about 0.5-1% or 50 millionto 100 million people worldwide were killed. In 1957, an Asian flupandemic infected some 45 million
Americans and killed 70,000. Eleven years later, lasting from1968 to1969, the Hong Kong flu pandemic afflicted 50 million Americans andcaused 33,000 deaths, costing approximately $3.9 billion. In 1976,about 500 soldiers became infected with swine flu over a period of a fewweeks.The scare and panic about the bird flu and swine flu have occurredbecause people now know what a simple flu can lead to and are afraidof the consequences - not just to the human capital but also to theglobal financial health.
four different flu viruses—North American swine influenza, NorthAmerican avian influenza, human influenza A virus subtype H1N1, andswine influenza virus typically found in Asia and Europe.
about the use of homeopathy in the flu epidemic. Dr. T A McCann, fromDayton, Ohio, reported that 24,000 cases of flu treated allopathicallyhad a mortality rate of 28.2% while 26,000 cases of flu treatedhomeopathically had a mortality rate of 1.05%. This last figure wassupported by Dean W.A. Pearson of Philadelphia (Hahnemann College)who collected 26,795 cases of flu treated with homeopathy with theabove result.
The most common remedy used was Gelsemium, with occasional casesneeding Bryonia and Eupatorium reported. Dr. Herbert A. Roberts fromDerby, CT, said that 30 physicians in Connecticut responded to hisrequest for data. They reported 6,602 cases with 55 deaths, which isless than 1%. Dr. Roberts was working as a physician on a troop shipduring WWI. He had 81 cases of flu on the way overto Europe. He reported, "All recoveredand were landed. Every manreceived homeopathic treatment. One ship lost 31
* Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs spread that way.* Try to avoid close contact with sick people.* Influenza is thought to spread mainly person-to-person throughcoughing or sneezing of infected people.* If you get sick, CDC recommends that you stay home from work orschool and limit contact with others to keep from infecting them.
Dont get stressed by the fear of getting the swine flu. Stresscan undermine your immune system. The flu doesnt killeveryone and in most cases may prove benign. Mildexercise, meditation or yoga and healthy nutritious diet canhelp keep your immune system in good condition and able toward of any infections. Not every infection becomes a fullblown disease. Most infections are taken care of by yourbody even before you know that you were infected. Mostinfections affect gravely those people who are vitallyderanged. So instead of panicking about the flu, stay calmand focus on becoming a healthy you.