Thursday, April 30, 2009

WHO Alert now at pandemic level 5

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Swine Flu Pig Flu Symptoms


The symptoms of swine flu in people are similar as regular human seasonal influenze and include:



  • runny nose

  • coughing

  • sore throat

  • fever

  • nausea

  • lack of appetite

  • vomiting

  • diarrhea

  • lethargy


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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Injection vaccine is helpful to differentiate the pig flu

Pig flu is spreading out seriously, family doctors remind the resident to protect them, they must have seasonal flu vaccine injection. They also remind the maids employer, lets their maids have a vacation in weekdays, in order to avoid too many hirelings gather, and prevent increase infection risk.

Family doctor Dr. Kwan indicate that, although the injection seasonal flu vaccine cannot prevent the pig flu, but it can reduce the chance to infects the present flu , once pig flu spread out, it is helpful for doctors to differentiate the common flu and pig flu. The resident should wash the hands frequently, and also should wear the face mask, because “many people cough sneeze over the street”. The disinfectant rug should locate in the main entrance, and clean shoe sole before back home.

The resident must have the enough rest and proper diet, absorbs enough vitamin and the mineral substance. The employer should discuss with the maid that, lets them have a vacation in weekdays (instead of Sunday), “makes them do not gather together on Sunday, reduces the dissemination opportunity. ”

Traditional Chinese Doctor Peng indicated that, in the Chinese medicine point of view, pig flu and Sha Shitong is same diseases belongs to fever series, the symptoms including heat and the respiratory tract influence, if the resident want to prevent the infection, they must starting from build up good body immunity, by the way, many Chinese medicine decoction also has the power to protect the lung, like the "玉屏風散"and "生脈飲".

Monday, April 27, 2009

"Pig flu" the name misleading public grades


[Newspaper news] The international expert and the World Health Organisation yesterday to state, the whole world uses the pig flu now (Swine Flu) the name was not correct, because the major part case only had nothing to do with with the pig, the name misled the public to think actually this got sick from the animal infection, the request rectifies names is the H1N1 flu virus or North America flu. The online publication "ProMED" state that, this virus for armor HIN1, combined with the pig flu the gene, but the flu only infects the humanity, the patient has not contacted the pig only to catch an illness, therefore should be called the H1N1 flu virus. The World Health Organisation also mention, it still only has not temporarily separated this kind of virus in the animal like pig, therefore it is not suitable called the pig flu, so they request to take erupts the area of the name as the North America flu (North American influenza).

10 Ways to Prevent Swine Flu or Pig Flu Infection

Personal Behaviour in Public

(01) Cover mouth and nose when sneezing in order to maintain good personal hygiene.

(02) Do not kiss with your lovers, friends, strangers or animals.

(03) Do not shake hands. Wash hands immediately even you do.

(04) Wear face maskif you do or do not have respiratory infection symptoms.

(05) Do not visit crowded places with poor ventilation.

Personal Health

(06) Take proper diet, avoid smoking, having regular exercise and regular exercise to build up good body immunity.

(07) Do not touch your nose, eyes or mouth without washing your hands first with soap and water. Wiping hands with alcohol swabs can also help to kill the virus.

(08) Shower immediately after returning from public area and change into clean clothes. Remember to wash hair and the spectacles.

(09) Keep home environment clean, and cleanse furniture properly.

(10) Consult your doctor promptly if you develop respiratory symptoms, early treatment is the key.

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Health Officials on Alert for Swine Flu

Sunday, April 26, 2009

What is Swine Flu?

Swine Flu is caused by Swine Influenza Virus(referred to as SIV). SIV refers to influenza cases that are caused by Orthomyxoviruses endemic to pig populations. SIV strains isolated to date have been classified either as Influenzavirus C or one of the various subtypes of the genus Influenzavirus A.

Swine flu infects people every year and is found typically in people who have been in contact with pigs, although there have been cases of person-to-person transmission.

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Reference Books

Reference Books
Swine Flu Survival Guide

Swine Flu Dangers - What You Need To Know