Swine Flu - Precaution And Prevention Measures
Swine flu displays regular human flu symptoms including cough, fever, body ache, fatigue, sore throat, chills and headache. Antiviral medicines are
available to prevent and treat swine flu, but right now appropriate vaccine is not available to protect from swine flu. Spreading of these germs can be
prevented as it causes respiratory illnesses such as influenza by:
* Avoiding contact with sick patients, avoiding touching your mouth, eyes or nose as the germs spread faster in this way.
* Covering mouth and nose using a tissue while coughing or sneezing and immediately throwing the tissue in a trash after one use.
* Washing hands using soap and water, particularly after sneezing or coughing is essential and also using hand cleaners that are alcohol-based is
* Staying at home when you are sick without attending school or your work place is suggested to prevent spreading of this infection.
Immediate care is recommended on the initial symptoms of swine flu. The symptoms vary from person to person as there are patients having high
fever, body ache and sore throat, while some complain about running nose, vomiting and diarrhea. However, these symptoms alone does not declare
a person being infected by swine flu and is confirmed after the respiratory specimen lab test.
Precautions taken helps in minimizing the risk and the simplest way is covering the nose and mouth by wearing a mask. Mask covering assists in
avoiding spreading the infection especially, when an infected person comes in contact. Precautions also include maintenance of high levels of
hygiene, by washing hands frequently using soap and water. Subsequently, as influenza spreads through contact and air, surface sanitizing is also
one of the best ways to prevent infections. Effective sanitizer is alcohol and even bleach can be employed to sanitize rooms and equipments used by
patients having influenza symptoms.
Prevention of swine flu is considered in the aim of limiting the risks and this can be done by: