Swine Flu is one of several strains of flu which are now considered to be seasonal flu. The official name for swine flu is Influenza A virus sub type H1N1. This strain of flu, like other strains, can be serious for some people in at-risk groups.
Swine influenza is a highly contagious respiratory disease in pigs caused by one of several swine influenza a viruses. Transmission of swine influenza viruses to humans is uncommon. However, the swine influenza virus can be transmitted to humans via contact with infected pigs or environments contaminated with swine influenza viruses. Swine flu diseases are now transmitting viral in the various countries. It is very dangerous diseases that can cause death.
Symptoms of Swine flu
Some medications are available to treat swine flu infections in humans
There are four antiviral drugs that are licensed for use in the United States for the treatment of influenza: amantadine, rimantadine, oseltamivir and zanamivir. While most swine influenza viruses have been susceptible to all four drugs, the most recent swine influenza viruses isolated from humans are resistant to amantadine and rimantadine. At this time, CDC recommends the use of oseltamivir or zanamivir for the treatment and/or prevention of infection with swine influenza viruses. Some symptoms are:
- Body aches
- Sore throat
- Chills and fatigue
- Diarrhea and vomiting (possible)
Some home Remedies tips from protecting Swine flu
There are ways to protect our self from catching the swine flu virus
Here are some tips to prevent flu:
- Have to maintain good health habits such as getting enough sleep, eating a nutritious diet, and staying physically active.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick and who have symptoms of swine flu (e.g., fever, cough).
- We should wash our hands with soap and water frequently and thoroughly.
- Get an annual influenza immunization (flu shot). This may not protect you from swine flu, but it can prevent some strains of human influenza. It helps avoid the situation of becoming infected with both swine and human influenza at the same time.