Thursday, December 3, 2009

Prevention of swine flu

Wash your hands while leaving the basic ability to be infected: Wash your hands often, especially after coughing or sneezing. You can soap and water, alcohol-based disinfectants are equally effective hand. Hand Sanitizer can be used if the water is not available. Avoid contact with eyes, nose or mouth to spread germs if the eyes, nose or mouth contact after contact with a contaminated object. Avoid close contact with sick, if possible, avoid contact with potentially infected persons. Avoid crowds. The swine flu is spreading, especially when the person coughs or sneezes. Travel Tip: Avoid Travel restrictions, particularly high risk, such as Mexico. If you were in Mexico and flu-like symptoms, consult a doctor. Wear a mask or respirator for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends a face mask to avoid crowded places, contaminated and not infect others. Respirator should be used if you are in close contact with infected persons (eg, you) in charge of patients at home. Antivirals pig influenza A (H1N1) is sensitive to oseltamivir, sold (known as Tamiflu) and zanamivir (Relenza) is sold. They are effective tools for preventing and treating avian fever. If taken for treatment, Tamiflu and Relenza, are most effective if started within 2 days after the illness. It is effective to prevent, if a healthy person, contact with infected persons were given. Antiviral drugs are 70% to 90% effective in preventing influenza. According to the CDC, the number of days should be used depends on the H1N1 influenza virus status of the individual. Vaccine against avian influenza A (H1N1) vaccine is available, the WHO and CDC is working. Recommends staying at home when you feel sick, the CDC, stay at home for 7 days after symptoms begin, or until asymptomatic for 24 hours so as not to spread other infections. Pay attention to your health Sleep well, be active, manage stress, drink plenty of fluids, healthy diet. This will strengthen your immune system.


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