Swine Flu: H1N1 virus can become the cause of your death, know about this swine flu virus!
During the monsoon season, many times people become victims of some diseases about which people are not aware. A new viral disease is spreading in Hyderabad, affecting both children and adults.
The symptoms of this disease are very similar to swine flu, influenza, and adenovirus, due to which it is difficult to identify it correctly. However, many people are also linking it with swine flu, so let us know about all the important things related to swine flu, which is important for you to know.
What is swine flu (H1N1)?
Swine flu (H1N1) is an infection caused by a type of flu (influenza) virus. It is called swine flu because it is similar to the flu virus that affects pigs. This virus causes pulmonary (respiratory) disease in pigs. Swine flu (H1N1) is a respiratory infection in humans.
What is the cause of swine flu (H1N1)?
A virus causes swine flu (H1N1). It spreads from one person to another. When a person coughs or sneezes, droplets are released into the air. When you inhale the virus, you can get this infection. Additionally, you can get infected when you touch a contaminated surface and then touch your mouth, nose, or eyes. You can't get H1N1 from eating pork.
What are the symptoms of swine flu (H1N1)?
The symptoms of swine flu (H1N1) are similar to those of the common flu. Symptoms may start appearing three to five days after exposure to the virus. These symptoms include the following:-
Body or muscle aches Headache Tiredness
These symptoms can be different in babies and children. If your baby or child has any of the following symptoms, contact a doctor or specialist immediately-
Difficulty waking up
Not drinking enough fluids
Fever with rash
How is swine flu (H1N1) diagnosed?
To diagnose swine flu (H1N1), a specialist may examine you physically and ask you about your symptoms. Apart from this, it can also be identified with the help of rapid flu tests. A rapid flu test checks for several different flu viruses. It may take a few days for H1N1 test results to come.
How to prevent swine flu (H1N1)?
Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue while sneezing or coughing.
If you don't have a tissue, sneeze or cough into your elbow.
Wash your hands frequently with soap and water.
Don't touch your eyes, nose, or mouth.
Avoid coming in contact with people who are sick.
If you are sick, stay home.
Do not share personal items like cups, straws, and utensils.