Nothing will catch my attention most than a threat to the health of my family or to the ones closest to me so the thought of the swine flu being a pandemic panics me. Not to mention imagining the scenes from "I am Legend" -- oooohh my paranoia!!
So what is swine flu and how can we catch it?
In simple terms, swine flu is a type of flu carried by pigs that can be transmitted to people so hog raisers are especially at risk of acquiring this. The person infected then can spread this infection through droplet infection to other people. It was overly reported in the news too that you cannot catch swine flu by eating pork meat.
What are the symptoms of swine flu?
Symptoms of swine flu are the same as a regular flu like:
- body aches
There are also some cases where there are associated diarrhea and vomiting.
What to do? What to do?
Although there are no vaccines for swine flu in humans, there are simple everyday habits and ways to prevent oneself from being infected.
- cover nose and mouth when sneezing or coughing
- if you feel sick, do not go to crowded humid places to prevent spreading what you have to others and vice versa
- wearing masks
- AND as simple as this may sound it is really important to HANDWASH!! HANDWASH!! HANDWASH!!
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