The swine flu or A H1N1 virus which has infected the human beings in US as well as Mexico is the novel influenza virus which has nor previously been observed or detected in the North American regions. The virus is actually resistant to antiviral medications rimantadine and amantadine but is also sensitive to the zanamivir and oseltamivir. Various investigations of such swine flu cases have suggested the ongoing human to human flu a virus to be taking place.
There are a few tips through which the swine can be kept at bay. Washing the hands instantly all through the day is the very first step to consider. Using warm water as well as scrubbing in a vigorous manner for about 20 to 30 seconds can help a lot. Also, using the hand sanitizer to wash is a good way to keep oneself clean.
Indeed, avoiding contact with the people with sneezing or coughing problem can prove to be a good tip to stay away from swine flu. Even eating the balanced diet and getting enough sleep are other pointers that need to be remembered. One should also be beware of the swine flu symptoms like sore throat, chills, fatigue, body aches, sneezing and headaches. In case one exhibits such symptoms, it is wise to visit the doctor as soon as possible to get the swine flu diagnosed and get proper treatment.
The most basic way for the humans to get infected by this flu is to be in contact with the pugs. But, it can even be transmitted between the humans by touching the one with this virus and later touching one’s nose or mouth. The two antiviral agents of oseltamivir and zanamivir have been shown to prevent or at least reduce the swine flu effects when taken within 48 hours of onset of the symptoms.