2 What is swine flu?A respiratory disease of pigs caused by type A (H1N1) influenza viruses.People do not normally get swine flu, but human infections can happen through contact. Primary level exposures to humans have caused widespread infection globally.It is quite like the regular influenza and can easily be dealt with.
3 What are the symptoms of swine flu? Fever (high grade)coughsore throatbody achesheadacheChillsFatigue.Some people have reported diarrhea and vomiting associated with swine flu.Like seasonal flu, swine flu may cause a worsening of underlying chronic medical conditions.These are similar to the symptoms of regular human flu.
4 What should I do?There is no vaccine for this disease and none is necessary.First and most important: wash your hands frequently. Hand washing can save you from infecting yourself and your airway.drink plenty of fluidsTry to stay in good general health.Get plenty of sleep,be physically active,manage your stress,Eat nutritious food.Try not to touch surfaces that may be contaminated with the flu virus.Avoid close contact with people who are sick. Stay at least 6 feet away from people sick with Flu.Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs spread this way.Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.Talk to your doctor if you have problems.Stay at home if you are sick.Call HSSE Hotline (from PABX)/ #38274 (from mobile) to seek consultancy or report sickness.
5 What should I NOT do? Don’t panic. Don’t switch temperatures suddenly. Avoid going suddenly from heat to cold or vice versa.Don’t go into dense crowd unless absolutely necessary.Don’t cough and sneeze openly. Use a tissue.Don’t throw the sneezed/coughed tissue anywhere. Throw it in the trash.Don’t shake hands or hug. If you do, wash hands often.Don’t be afraid to travel. If you are cautious, you are safe.Don’t wear those cloth masks. It is recommended only for people who are already affected.
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