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Know all about Swine Flu Virus- Tips For Protection

Written by Inguin Team

Swine Flu also known as H1N1/influenza A. It is a respiratory disease which is caused by pigs and transmits to humans. It is spreading rapidly not only in India but as well in abroad. So, in such cases, our priority should be to vaccinate our self against this virus. As we all know prevention is better than cure, so to deal with such deadly disease, we should educate each and everyone about the treatment, causes and preventive measures of swine flu or H1N1 Virus.

How Swine Flu Is Caused?

The influenza A virus affect pigs and not humans. The symptoms which we can find in pigs are mentioned in the below diagram.

Pig Virus Symptoms
These symptoms are very common in pigs and once transferred to humans can cause several dangerous diseases that result in death. Some of the common diseases are mentioned below.

  1. Eye Infection
  2. Viral Pneumonia
  3. Respiratory and Heart diseases.

As swine flu is a communicable disease and can spread to one human to another when they are attacked by the influenza virus. Humans can spread it via sneezing, coughing, etc.

Symptoms of Swine Flu- First Signs

In the year 2017, there are many cases which came into being, and several people died as a result of the H1N1 virus. The symptoms of H1N1 Virus can be divided into category a, Category b and category c. It is a virus and has very common symptoms which can be seen in another influenza. Some of the common symptoms are mentioned below.

H1N1 Facts
All these categories which are mentioned above need preventive treatment measures and must be taken seriously to treat it thoroughly.

Treatment And Preventive Measures Of Swine Flu

There are several cases which can be fatal and can cause death if necessary precaution is not taken against this dangerous, deadly virus. But in most of the cases if appropriate treatment and preventive measures are taken then the person is not at risk.

To treat swine flu, doctors take the sample of fluid in the form of coughing, sneezing, etc. Then these samples are diagnosed to check the symptoms of the virus. In most of the cases, you can prevent it without seeking any doctors help.

There are two main antiviral drugs which are used to treat swine flu;

  1. Tamiflu
  2. Relenza

Let’s Talk About Swine Flu Vaccine

There are vaccines which can protect you from influenza A and Influenza B swine flu virus. Two brands of vaccine are present in pharmacy.

  1. Pandemrix
  2. Celvapan

The type of dosage depends on the kind of vaccine you take. Suppose if you are taking Pandemrix vaccine then only one dosage is enough. But, in the case of Celvapan you need to take two doses in three weeks time.

How Long Does It Take To Cure Swine Flu Virus

There are several times when you are ill and suffering from influenza and go to the doctor. The doctor in any form of the virus will ask you to take a complete bed rest so that you can recover from it as soon as possible. The swine flu will last for an average time of one week or more, in days to be more clear it will last from 7 to 16 days.

But, again it depends on the severity level of the disease and the type of vaccine you are taking.

  • #Note: Consult a doctor in case you are unable to manage the health issues on your own.

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