Swine Flu, the word which was making buzz around the world has hit very badly to India.  With about 600 people affected with H1N1 or Swine flu and many more yet to confirmed.  Now we heard a death of 14 year old girl in Pune due to swine flu.   Now this is become a talk round the country,: The most affected countries due to this are United States, Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, Australia and more to add.  The current status of the Swine flu affected people are near about 2 lakhs + and the death toll has been near to 1600+.

India has started its research work on getting a vaccination for the same and which could prevent spread of the disease.  This is mostly seen in people who are coming back from countries which are already reported a breakout of Swine flu.

1) What is Swine flu?

2) What are the Symptoms of Swine Flu?

2) What are the vaccination for it & what precaution need to be taken?

Due to the death of girl in Pune, hospital who was detected as Swine flu around 15 days back, no major precaution was taken by the doctors and school authority.  The girl was allowed to attend the school, which now has revealed that her best is friend is also affected with the same.

What is Swine Flu?

This is mainly infected in pig populations.  Swine flu is also called as H1N1 flu, swine flu, hog flu, and pig flu.  This is mainly not transmitted from pigs to human.  However, due to some antibodies transmission it can affect human also.

 What are the Symptoms of Swine Flu?

The symptoms of Swine flu in humans are similar to those normal influenza like illness like, chills, fever, sore throat, muscle pains, severe headache, coughing, weakness and general discomfort.

What are the vaccination for it & what precaution need to be taken?

  • Talk to your doctor about recommended immunizations for adolescents and young adults and make sure all of your vaccinations are up to date.

  • Lose that extra weight  as hypertension, diabetes, lung obstruction and coronary disease.

  • If you are ill with fever and have other symptoms of swine flu like cough and sore throat, see a doctor,

  • Unhealthy eating habits are easy to pick up when no one is there to make sure you eat your veggies.

  • Get plenty of sleep.

  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and hot running water.

  • When you cough and sneeze, cover your mouth and nose. Wash your hands afterwards.

  • Wash your hands, cover your cough, dispose of used tissues.

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