Health department officials on Saturday alerted citizens about the current hike in the figure of H1N1, or swine flu, cases, in Bangalore. 46 recent cases of swine flu were witnessed in the city this Sunday. “We’ve issued directives to assure that the illness is correctly diagnosed and medicines are made accessible to patients, the patients are free from danger. We’ve told them not to reuse face masks.” Dr Sunanda, Bengaluru Urban district surveillance officer. As the H1N1 swine flu pandemic continues to spread around the world, most cases are still mild. The disease lasts about three to seven days with more deliberate infections lasting about nine to 10 days
Swine flu was first recognized in the 1919 pandemic and still disperses as a seasonal flu virus. Swine flu is affected by the H1N1 virus strain, which started in pigs. Swine flu is triggered by a pressure of influenza virus that usually only contaminate pigs, some patients may be contagious for a longer time span .You can’t predict swine flu from consuming accurately cooked pork products. Swine flu is very contagious unlike typhus, which can be spread by lice or ticks, transmission usually occurs from person to person, not animal to person. The flu can be serious for those who are at risk, also people with prevailing long-term health conditions, or who are enduring treatment such as chemotherapy.
Swine flu is contagious about one day before symptoms develop to about five to seven days after symptoms develop. Swine influenza (novel H1N1 and H3N2v) advances from person to person, either by breathing in the virus or by touching surfaces adulterated with the virus, then touching the mouth or nose. Infected droplets are evacuated into the air through coughing or sneezing. But news is looking intently to arrive of people who sicken and die very quickly of what appears to be viral pneumonia
If you develop any type of flu, these measures may help ease your symptoms: Drink plenty of liquids. Choose water, juice and warm soups to prevent dehydration. Rest, Get more sleep to help your immune system fight infection, consider pain relievers.These measures also help prevent swine flu (H1N1 flu) and limit its spread: Stay home if you’re sick. Wash your hands thoroughly and frequently. Contain your coughs and sneezes Avoid contact, Reduce exposure within your household.