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					Swine flu or swine influenza is a kind of infection caused by any one of
the swine influenza virus. Poultry and farm workers are highly exposed to
these viruses at times and hence they will be the major carriers during
any swine flu epidemic. Vet doctors and meat production workers are also
susceptible to this infection and hence they can spread it around if
there are no proper surveillance systems for them. In case of any swine
flu epidemic these people has to be monitored for preventing it further
among humans. Only 1 to 4% of infected people will die, and these
unfortunate ones usually have secondary illnesses which worsens the
effects of the disease.      It can be transmitted directly from pigs to
human beings and also from humans to humans. The symptoms for the disease
include heavy cough, fever, sore throat, severe body and head ache,
fatigue and chills. In the recent outbreak in 2009, severe diarrhea and
vomiting was observed. Respiratory failure is observed to be the most
common cause of death followed by dehydration, pneumonia and kidney
failure. The disease affects mostly kids and elderly people. As the
symptoms are somewhat common like the other viral fevers, it is really
hard to diagnose with this condition unless the patient is kept under
observation.


  Swine flu is usually diagnosed by keeping the patient in real time
observation and the symptoms of the disease is not just specific to it.
Prevention of it actually starts with the pigs and then if there are
human contact with the pigs that cord is cut off. And finally human to
human transmission is taken care of and prevented from spreading. These
are the only three main ways to prevent the swine flu from spreading.
Swine flu can spread when some infected person cough or sneezes and
spread the virus in the air. If someone came to inhale this or touched
any part where the virus was still alive, there is a chance that person
might get the infection as well. Washing hand so often and staying away
from the public during such conditions are best advised. Vaccinations are
available in the market now that can bring down the severe condition down
in just ten days. Proper care and medication can control the situations
to a very great extent. During swine flu epidemic it is always advised to
wear a face mask and to stay away from others as far as possible. The flu
epidemic is a very severe condition that can affect a lot of people under
a very short period of time.      Swine flu should be brought under
control and various labs are under constant research to bring out the
proper vaccines and medication system for this situation. Always be
careful while traveling to swine flu infected countries and make sure you
get a thorough checkup if you come across any symptom that swine flu
usually shows. Keep reading to get more knowledge in depth about the
disease. Here all you have got is an outline about the flu. Preventions
are always better than finding the cure.      You can have access to
articles about health in portuguese language from page Health
Roberto Sedycias works as IT consultant for Polomercantil


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