This year alone 744 deaths and 6,113 cases have been recorded due to Swine Flu virus in India.
The sudden increase in number of cases affected by Swine Flu virus India are due to the rise in variation of minimum and maximum temperature which was confirmed by the officials of the state directorate of health services. This variations can further complicate things.
The health officials also stated that these cases will be high in the months of February to April and July to September periods.
What are the symptoms of swine flu ? how to prevent ? What is Swine Flu, we have covered everything in detail below:
Swine Flu is also known as pig influenza, but popularly termed as the H1N1 virus, the symptoms of this virus is similar to the regular flu. It was originated in pigs at first but now spread primarily from person to person.
Rise in Swine flu cases became a headlines in the year 2009 when it was first discovered in humans and became a pandemic.
Pandemic is nothing but a contagious disease that affects people across the world or on multiple continents at the same time.
Swine flu is very contagious. The disease is spread through saliva and mucus particles.
People may spread it by:
There are different symptoms of swine flu which are mostly similar to regular influenza. They include:
There are two antiviral drugs that doctors suggests for treating swine flu: one is the oral drugs oseltamivir (Tamiflu) and the other is zanamivir (Relenza).
Most cases of swine flu don’t require medication for treatment. Unless you’re at risk with severe health problems due to the Flu.
The below are the best ways to prevent the Flu