Realize this virus is airborne. You cannot get it from a swine (pig or hog). Stay away from those with a fever and a cough. A sick person coughs sending particles through the air that you cannot see invading the human body, making a person ill. Before signs show up that you are sick chances are others could have caught the virus. Take
Transmission of the virus happens when germs on our hands touch our eyes, nose or mouths. Most of the time a cough will introduce germs into our bodies from particles flowing through the air. The best thing you can do is keep your immune system built up by taking a one-a-day vitamin and extra vitamin c medicine. By increasing your bodies immune system if the virus is caught it will weaken the strain.
Symptoms of the H1N1 Virus are a fever, sore throat, fatigue, aches, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and respiratory infection. It usually takes a couple of days for these signs and symptoms to appear. Incubation for the Swine Flu (H1N1 Virus) is 1-7 days then the symptoms begin appearing. The incubation period is not confirmed yet.
Tamiflu and other brands of flu medicine are able to help patients after contracting the virus. The important thing is not to let the virus go, you can become gravely ill. It can cause serious respiratory problems. The medical facility will do test and send them to CDC for confirmation. In the meantime, the hospital can treat you as if you do have the virus.
Precautions must be taken to keep everyone unaffected from catching this virus. It must be noted, that facemasks will not necessarily keep the virus from spreading, however the CDC has recommended the N95 respirator mask. The mask may help protect you from spreading germs or breathing in germs of others, however, the virus can still be spread from hand contact. Keep hands washed thoroughly and apply hand sanitizer. Do not touch anywhere on your face. By following a few common sense measures and staying away from the public will help prevent the spread of this virus. Keep 6 feet away from sick people, if possible.
Written by APalmer