What is swine flu?

Swine Flu which is commonly known as the H1N1 has been causing apprehensions throughout the world over the past few years. Though it has traits similar to the regular flu, it is one of the lethal infectious diseases that can spread from an individual to another really fast. A simple sneeze can spread thousands of disease-causing germs through the air.

Don’t miss the symptoms!

The symptoms of the swine flu are very much similar to that of influenza and common cold. Many times people fail to treat it with extra care and treat it like they would do a common cold. As a result, they fall easy prey to this infection, and the results are often fatal. It usually occurs with high fever and is accompanied by a cough. Some of the other symptoms can include running nose and secretion, headache and body pain. You can also experience severe weakness due to which you may be unable to perform any day to day activities. Other factors can include muscle spasm, watery eyes, diarrhea, sore throat and joint pains.

Who is most at risk:

People with chronic disease such as diabetes, heart disease, pre-existing lung diseases, pregnant and lactating women are vulnerable and should take extra care. The elderly are especially at risk owing to their reduced immune status.

Know the causes and stay safe:

Swine flu is caused by the influenza virus which has its origin from pigs. The flu is very contagious, and it can spread fast from person to person. The common sources can include, sneezing, coughing and touching an infected place/object and touching our eyes and nose.

Can you really prevent it? Yes, you can!

If you experience the above symptoms, do consult your physician immediately without any delay. We at Agada Healthcare offer the finest treatment and medications for tackling the H1N1 Virus. Prevention is the best medicine, and we at Agada Healthcare offer the H1N1 vaccination program to keep you and your family safe. The vaccine is available as an injection, and we recommend the flu vaccination for all people older than six months of age. Apart from the vaccination program, our doctors are also well qualified to treat you for your symptoms. We also have a specialized branch that is dedicated to the treatment of your child less than five years of age.

We at Agada Healthcare always recommend you to stay safe and ensure that hygiene is maintained throughout to stay healthy. Wash your hands frequently and use a hand sanitizer for protecting against the germs and infections. More importantly, avoid all contacts with the persons who are sick and do always cover your mouth when you sneeze.