The term flu is used to refer a common viral infection, influenza, which affects the nose, throat, lungs, including the complete upper respiratory system. The common symptoms are high temperature, headache, chills and sweats, runny nose, and a complete loss of appetite. Some people have symptoms like back aches, fatigue, and feeling of being washed out, diarrhea and sometimes vomiting in young children. There is no cause for worry as there are simple home remedies for flu which can lessen the symptoms of flu and help in early recovery.
Elderburry in any form for example, as juice, tea or syrup is a potent home remedy that can help to knock out the symptoms of flu. Elderburry juice can be mixed with lemon juice and honey or it can be brewed as a tea and taken to purify the lungs and skin. It also has the capacity to generate perspiration to reduce fever. It has calming properties and acts as a detoxifier to reduce congestion caused in respiratory organs.
Home made chicken soup takes care of the symptoms of flu and it is also one of the age old home remedies for flu. Rest is also the most simple and effective home remedy because it helps the body to relax and the immune system to ward off the virus. The intake of fruits which are rich in vitamin C like oranges, mango, papaya, guava, etc helps to boost the immune system and provides relief from the symptoms of flu.
Dry cough which is a symptom of flu tires the body and prevents the patients from getting enough sleep. Therefore, to prevent cough it is better to chew few cloves of ginger root or take a mixture of the age -old home remedy that is a mixture of ginger and honey. To prevent cough, honey can also be mixed with a cup of hot water and taken. Garlic, the kitchen queen, when taken initially, lessens the severity of the symptoms of flu.
Flu is always accompanied by vomiting, diarrhea, etc so the body suffers from dehydration. So the herbal remedy to counter dehydration is to have a good intake of liquids. The patients should have plenty of water, fruit juices, warm soups, herbal teas, electrolytic beverages etc to keep the body well hydrated. An important thing that the patient should avoid is caffeinated drinks and also alcohol. Keeping indoors humidified is another effective home remedy because the moist air helps to prevent the spread of flu and also relieve nasal congestion.
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The media has been buzzing lately over the topic of swine flu. As with any potential disaster, they’ve swarmed over it like flies over stink. The proximity of our neighbor, Mexico, and the dilemma they’ve run into with this flu (the H1N1 virus) has made it all the more worrisome to the general public of the United States. Many people have been panicking over sneezes, anxious over coughs, and inconsolable over runny noses. The fact is that many people don’t understand the warning signs of swine flu.
1. The H1N1 flu is like any other flu. An infected person will have aches, fever, runny nose, cough, sore throat, congestion, fatigue, and chills.
2. Different flu symptoms in the initial stage may include vomiting and diarrhea.
3. Additional swine flu symptoms can be difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, chest pressure or pain, abdomen pressure or pain, sudden dizziness, confusion, and severe or persistent vomiting.
4. One common symptom of this particular flu is for symptoms to improve but then return, usually with a worsening fever or cough.
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has issued several advisory steps to take when either dealing with or trying to avoid swine flu.
1. Some steps in swine flu prevention are to use hand sanitizer and to wash hands often and thoroughly. Most germs are transmitted from a surface to the hands and into the body from there.
2. The CDC has also said to avoid people who are sneezing or coughing. Although swine flu cases are relatively rare at this point in time, it is still best to avoid sick people if you want to keep from getting sick. This is a good habit to form prior to a major outbreak.
If you are sick, stay home. Do not go around and infect others. Chances are that you will recover faster by resting anyway. If a family member is sick, have them stay home as well. Be extra careful in keeping your hands clean in that case.
4. Do not touch your nose, eyes, or mouth if your hands are not clean. This spreads disease much more than just having dirty hands.
Although many people are worried and anxious about the spread of the H1N1 virus, there is no need to be overly concerned. Knowing the warning signs and taking steps to avoid swine flu is the best way to prevent infection.
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Vitamin D, long known for its beneficial effect on bones, has now been found to help prevent colds and flu. In fact, some doctors are going so far as to recommend high doses to help stave off respiratory infections. It seems that vitamin D is very good at boosting your immune system and could literally fight off influenza in much the same way as the flu shot does.
Until recently, scientists have blamed the rise in flu cases during winter on an increased tendency to congregate inside in groups. Low humidity has also been blamed, as viruses are said to survive longer in drier air. But the real culprit responsible for the winter cold and flu season may be vitamin-D deficiency.
It seems that, in the winter months, the sun is not strong enough to trigger vitamin-D synthesis in our skin, resulting in lower vitamin-D absorption.
To test this theory of vitamin-D deficiency causing an increased risk for getting the flu, researchers at the Jikei University School of Medicine in Tokyo, Japan, recruited 167 school children for a clinical trial. From December 2008 through March 2009, the research team conducted a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial comparing vitamin D(3) supplements with placebo.
The researchers found that Influenza A occurred in 18 of 167 (10.8%) children in the vitamin D(3) group, compared with 31 of 167 (18.6%) children in the placebo group (an almost two-fold increase). The researchers also found that, for children with a previous diagnosis of asthma, asthma attacks as a secondary outcome occurred in two children receiving vitamin D(3), compared with 12 children in the placebo group a significant increase!
The research team concluded that vitamin-D(3) supplementation during the winter may reduce the incidence of influenza A.
The best source of vitamin D is the sun, of course. UV rays from the sun trigger vitamin-D synthesis in your skin. Ten to 15 minutes of sun exposure at least two times a week to your face, arms, hands or back is enough to give you a healthy dose of vitamin D. Keep in mind, however, that long winters and sun avoidance in the summer mean that you may not be getting enough vitamin D this way.
One other note: vitamin-D synthesis is less efficient in people with darker skin, and African Americans are at higher risk of deficiency than whites. Overweight adults can also be at risk because vitamin D is stored in body fat. The more vitamin D that gets stored into fat tissue, the less active vitamin there is in the blood.
Here are some food sources of vitamin D:
Cod liver oil (the best source)
Milk, breakfast cereals, and orange juice fortified with vitamin D are also good food sources. If you wish to look into vitamin-D supplements, check with your doctor first on what dosage is best for your particular case.
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“Critical Mass” is a reality we hate to contemplate when it is in reference to our own artificially enhanced population growth. Western thinking is often at odds with the natural processes of life and therefore seeks to control all environmental and natural processes based on arrogance and ignorance. All organisms if allowed to progress under ideal conditions will eventually start to level off, decline or even crash in spite of availability of food and space.
When the population of trees reaches great numbers the population progression is slowed by pests, disease and storms. The same rules apply to humans and we are again being reminded that all of our efforts to forestall this inevitable truth only result in more extreme corrections. A storm knocks down dying, weak, sick, diseased, very young, very old trees and even some healthy young trees that have never weathered a severe storm before.
The human populations face viral storms like the slow-killing HIV virus and now the quick-killing H1N1 virus, or swine flu. Humans have attempted to alter the attrition process via drugs, incubators, surgery and a long list of inventions and innovations, but these things do not change the inevitable, but only make its effects more pronounced at a later date. The H1N1 Swine Flu virus is doing what it is designed to do cull our populations.
If everything remained the same as it is at this time the experts say that they expect the virus to kill at least 11 million people worldwide out of the almost 6 billion alive today. Of course if the H1N1 virus mutates as it has a habit of doing naturally that figure could be much much higher. H1N1 virus is focusing on the very young especially those 2 years old or younger, to a lesser degree those 5 years old or younger, pregnant women, the infirm, the sick, the weak, the immune-compromised such as people with HIV/AIDS, TB, people with respiratory deceases or lung problems, the very old and last of all a group that is rather surprised by being singled out, “the obese”.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s report on death and disease, researchers documented the case of ten swine flu patients at a Michigan hospital who became so ill they were put on ventilators. Three of the patients ultimately died from the infection. The awful truth? Nine of the ten were obese, and two of the three who died were severely obese. This is the same virus that destroyed 40-50 million people during the First World War when the total world population was at about 500 million people; for the most part the survivors lived because they were genetically equipped to defend themselves from the virus. However there are no such guarantees for their present day descendants, people that are less resistant or non resistant genetically could easily die from H1N1 virus. Swine Flu has taken over the flu season; if you have flu it is most likely Swine Flu.
This is how the H1N1 Swine Flu virus kills:
1. H1N1 virus enters the host/victims body by contact with an infected surface or airborne particle (live or dead humans, hogs, swine or pigs are potential infectious sources period).
2. The H1N1 virus seeks out a cell membrane in the nose or lungs it binds well to cell-surface molecules in the respiratory tract and enters the cell by injecting its genetic code.
3. The H1N1 virus’ genetic code takes over or hijacks the cells genetic code and forces it to replicate copies of the virus till it expands and ruptures releasing more H1N1 virus.
4. The newly created H1N1 virus are now free to be transported by body fluids and actions to neighboring cells to repeat the process continually.
5. H1N1 binds deep in the lung and can trigger potentially fatal pneumonia if the infected person mounts a strong inflammation in response to it’s attack, these are called Cytokine storms can overwhelm the nervous system and cause breathing problems, an overwhelming overreaction by ones own immune systems to H1N1 virus, can lead to fatal complications, and are seen more often in young otherwise healthy victims.
6. Contrary to what the medical establishment and pork industry say H1N1 virus has been found binding to cells in the intestines, which explains the unusual nausea and vomiting observed in cases of the pandemic Swine Flu (note: this means the medical establishment and pork industry are intentionally misleading and lying to the public when they say Swine Flu H1N1 is a decease exclusive to the lungs of pigs but rather it infects the entire swine including the organs and muscles used as meat).
7. During this process opportunistic pathogens like the bacterium called Staphylococcus aureus a common cause of skin infections (and a source of bacterial pneumonia) jointly attack and infect epithelial cells (cells like skin cells that line the inside of your airways) in conjunction with the H1N1 virus, (drug-resistant strains of S. aureus are becoming more common).
8. H1N1 virus actually kills cells and damages your airways as well so the attack is simultaneously attacking the body in many areas and at different levels of the respiratory system.
9. Genetics and age are very much the wild cards here because the Swine Flu pandemic of 1918 was notorious for causing such rapid, viral pneumonia, which can kill within hours and there is a definite correlation here between genetics and age, in 1918 many people that were not genetically able to fight the H1N1 virus quickly died especially the very young, but those that had previous exposure due to the 1889-1890 outbreak of H1N1 Swine Flu fared much better and were more likely to survive.
The United States is a prime target for this swine Flu H1N1 outbreak because more than any other country it has a higher population of people which are the fodder for unchecked viral growth. Per capita there are more people living with compromised lung function due to premature birth, asthma, TB, HIV, as well as a plethora of other lung ailments often in conjunction with obesity. The well meaning labors of the medical establishments have allowed and fostered people to survive that without intervention and technology would not have otherwise. The H1N1 Swine Flu virus by design seeks out these people as well as those not able to cope with the virus due to genetics and it will cull all of these; potential hosts unchecked if the living reservoirs of the H1N1 virus is allowed to flourish in large numbers because it is used as a food source.
Swine Flu H1N1 continues its outbreaks because the link with pigs remains unbroken, they provide a place of refuge for it in their poor circulatory systems, flesh and organs. Every plan of action to deal with H1N1 Swine Flu virus put forth by the CDC, WHO, governments or corporations will be symptomatic in nature because their intention is not to wipe the H1N1 virus out, it is merely window dressing to quell public fears by giving the appearance of real aggressive action.
This media-created illusion of concern also helps by slowly desensitizing the public to the rising tide of Swine Flu casualty numbers until the numbers level off and this outbreak ends. The CDC, WHO, and governments realize the extreme measures of eradication of swine and thereby the H1N1 virus, will never be put into effect, because large numbers of human deaths are acceptable collateral damage for pork industry corporations to survive and prosper!
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Since mid-April when we were first stunned with the news of a potentially devastating flu epidemic called Swine Flu this topic has remained a hot item. Originally it was feared that this unknown virus would sweep across the country causing a large number of deaths. Although at this date it has not been nearly as serious or widespread as was formerly believed possible, it is still spreading throughout the nation and has been the cause of at least 20 deaths. In addition, there have been many thousands of confirmed cases. In Utah, where I reside, the first death attributed to Swine Flu was documented on May 20 and in the two and a half weeks since the number of those inflicted has risen to 713, which is double the number of the preceding week. Health experts are uncertain as to why some areas of the country seem to be experiencing a reduction in the number of confirmed cases while others areas are rapidly increasing.
So what exactly is this mysterious and frightening disease that has everyone so fearful? Originally, this was a respiratory ailment found only in pigs and did not affect humans. This new and alarming strain of Swine Flu that dominated the news of late April through mid-May is a sub-type which researchers speculate mutated when a pig became infected with a bird strain of the flu which then enabled the virus to infect other mammals.
The symptoms of this illness are; fatigue, fever, coughing and lack of appetite. Some cases include sore throat, runny nose, vomiting and diarrhea. It is a very contagious strain and people who suspect they may be infected should stay away from others while they recuperate. In general, the incubation period is from 2-5 days. The best suggested protection is the same as with other viral infections, frequent and adequate washing of hands. We’ve been repeatedly reminded that the proper length of time to spend washing our hands is the same as would take us to sing through the ABC song. This advise applies not only to the pre-schoolers who are learning this song, but to all of us.
Although there is no specific vaccine for this ailment, some people have benefitted from taking either
Tamiflu or Relenza, both of which are anti-viral drugs. The administering of these drugs have seemed to lessen the severity and duration of this flu for some individuals.
Thankfully, we’ve so far avoided the horrific outbreak of this menacing ailment that was feared by so many, but we’re not out of the woods yet. It would be wise for everyone to take precautions by the frequent washing of hands and avoiding being around people who are obviously ill. Those who are presently suffering from this flu should remain isolated from others until they are recovered. Hopefully, soon the worst will be over.
Parents of children with autism are acutely aware of what vaccines could mean for their sons and daughters. Many are concerned about routine vaccinations, but you should also be aware of the possible dangers of the swine flu, or Influenza A(H1N1) vaccine, in particular.
This vaccine has been rushed to market, so to speak, in order to meet the public and government demand for protection from the swine flu. GlaxoSmithKline says that “clinical trials will be limited” due to government demands and that “additional studies will therefore be required and conducted after the vaccine is made available”.
Trials are expected to begin on August 17th by testing the vaccine on 12,000 children between the ages of 3 and 8. Then, 60 to 80 million doses are expected to be administered by mid-September. Officials have admittedly “guessed” at the proper dosage to rush the vaccine to market by the time school has started. They will not know of the vaccine’s effectiveness or side effects until the initial wave of testing is complete, but they do expect that two vaccinations will be necessary.
They are confident in the process by which the swine flu vaccine has been derived because it is made in exactly the same way as other flu vaccines. The only difference is that the swine flu vaccine will contain adjuvants to boost the human body’s immune response. There are currently no vaccinations in the US that approve the use of adjuvants.
The US would rather not have adjuvants in vaccines because it might give citizens a reason to avoid them. In 1976, adjuvants were used in the swine flu vaccine. Some people had an immunopathological reaction, which lead to their death.
About 500 other people became permanently paralyzed by the neuromuscular disorder named Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS). GBS is an immune response to foreign antigens which attacks the nervous system. It results in muscle paralysis, sensory disturbances, and sometimes cardiac arrest.
GBS is normally a rare side-effect seen after an influenza vaccine. With the swine flu vaccine in 1976, it is believed that because the adjuvants increased the body’s response to the vaccination, the occurrence of GBS rose from a normal level of one in 1,000,000 to one in 105,000.
Parents of children affected by autism are understandably more concerned about immunizations that could cause an autoimmune response like Guillain-Barre syndrome. It is not known for sure that the adjuvants are the exact cause, but they were banned from immunizations in the US afterwards. Because our immunizations are largely produced in other countries and in an effort to keep the vaccine readily available, the US is allowing adjuvants, this one time. They are protecting themselves and the vaccine manufacturers from lawsuits that may occur as a result of distributing this barely tested, questionable vaccine because they are faced with the pandemic status.
With all of the hype and confusion around the swine flu, it may be hard to make a truly informed decision. The swine flu has been described as a mild flu which has been less of a problem and caused many less deaths than the regular seasonal flu that we see from year to year. Many parents of children with autism are always looking for safe alternatives to vaccines.
Vitamin C helps your body to resist all flus and all infections. It has also been found to be extremely reliable in eliminating and reducing flu symptoms. You can get enough vitamin C by taking vitamin C powder that is buffered to be easy on your digestive system.
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All birds and mammals can be infected with a form of influenza virus, of which there are three types (A, B and C). Humans can be infected by forms of all three, but most flu varieties in animals and humans that cause serious health concerns are Influenza Type A. Viruses can mutate rapidly, and because hosts’ immune systems do not initially protect against new mutations, new strains can subsequently cause widespread infection. Often new strains result from the spread of an existing flu virus from one species to another, which provides the virus with the necessary tools to transmit between members of a different species to it’s usual host.
The latest flu strain to hit the headlines (H1N1) – known popularly as “Swine Flu” is a strain of Influenza Type A. While the normal version of “Swine Flu” causes outbreaks of influenza with low mortality rates in pigs, the strain which is currently causing human deaths is not the same virus. The new strain combines genes from human, pig, and bird flu and is similar to the strain that caused “Spanish Flu”, responsible for a human pandemic in 1918. “Swine Flu” is an entirely different virus to the “Bird Flu” which was widely talked about last year, and among the most important differences is that “Bird Flu” infected humans who had direct contact with infected birds, where as “Swine Flu” is being transmitted from human to human.
Flu in Horses
Influenza is widespread in horses and is believed to have a nearly 100% infection rate in unvaccinated populations. Flu in horses is primarily caused by the H7N7 and H3N8 strains. In 2007, an outbreak caused the Sydney Races in Australia to be suspended.
Flu in Cats
An avian strain (H5N1) of Influenza Type A, which was given the popular name “Bird Flu”, had until recently posed the greatest risk for a new influenza pandemic since it first killed humans in Asia in the 1990s, but it did not mutate into a form that spreads easily between people.
H5N1 is unusual in being deadly to many species, including domestic cats which were never previously susceptible to any influenza virus. Aside from when infected with H5N1, the term “Feline Flu” does not actually refer to infection by influenza, but instead generally refers to the symptoms of an upper respiratory tract infection. Because cats have little exposure to influenza viruses, any case of flu which was able to transmit between humans or dogs and cats would probably lead to a widespread infection, since cats have no natural immunity to any influenza virus.
Flu in Dogs
Type A Influenza viruses also include equine influenza (H3N8), which in 2004 was discovered to be responsible for Canine Influenza. Because of the lack of previous exposure to this virus, dogs have no natural immunity to this virus.
Flu in Pigs
Although this new influenza is being called “Swine Flu,” it is being spread from person to person, not from pigs to people. None of the infected humans in North America have had contact with pigs, and no pigs in North America have been found to be infected with this strain. Pet pigs are therefore not known to be able to contract the strain of “Swine Flu” which is being talked about in the news, however they are able to contract normal “Swine Flu”, which does not normally have any more serious consequences than seasonal flu does for humans.
In general, influenza viruses are not transmitted from one species to another. For example, dogs and cat do not develop flu after exposure to owners with a seasonal flu virus. While it is theoretically possible for a new influenza strain to be transmissible between humans and other domestic animals, it is likely that such a strain would be transmissible between only humans and one other animal. Because the “Swine Flu” virus contains genetic elements of human, pig and avian flu viruses, it would seem very unlikely that this strain would have the ability to infect hosts which are not humans, pigs or birds. And, according to the American Veterinary Medicine Association (AVMA), “there is no evidence that pets are susceptible to this new strain of influenza; it appears to be transmitted solely from person to person”.
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Myth: Swine flu is a disease that will kill anyone who gets it. That’s what pandemic means.
Truth: Swine flu is actually just a particularly nasty strain of flu. But it’s a flu just the same. Swine flu has the same symptoms as a regular flu, and is treated and spread like a regular flu. This means that you can take medicines that help with normal flu and they will help with swine flu. However, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has advised to avoid aspirin, as it can cause a serious illness when combined with swine flu.
Further, this new strain of the flu doesn’t kill everyone who gets it. There have been 11,054 confirmed cases in the United States. Out of all of those cases, there have been 17 deaths. The word pandemic actually only describes the number of cases and how wide a disease spreads in a short time. Even if there were no deaths whatsoever, the current flu could almost be a pandemic simply because it has spread quickly and to many different countries.
Myth: There is nothing to do to avoid swine flu besides locking yourself indoors.
Truth: The CDC has advised people to stay indoors…only if you are sick. We don’t need to spread the disease any more than it already has. However, this doesn’t mean healthy people can’t be out and about. We just need to take precautions. Hand-washing is important in stopping the spread of germs, as well as using a hand sanitizer. Also, stay away from people who are coughing and sneezing. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth, as germs have more chance of infecting you in those areas.
Myth: If I travel anywhere, I’ll get the swine flu.
Truth: Travel is not the problem.
It’s how serious you are about prevention. You need to make sure you clean your hands regularly. If there are no sinks around, bring along a small bottle of hand sanitizer and use it often. Stay away from people who are coughing and sneezing. If you can’t avoid them, take plenty of vitamins in your diet. Take a multi-vitamin or an immune-boosting product. Get plenty of rest, avoid stress, and eat healthy. Does that sound like too much to do? Start now!
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Jodi M. is a mom with a passion for keeping her family healthy. She highly recommends utilizing a full system approach to defending against the cold and flu. Her favorite two products are currently being sold together in a special Cold and Flu Bundle that contains an Ultra Immune Booster and a Cold & Flu Syrup. These two products when taken together at the first signs of cold or flu symptoms can lessen the duration of the cold, alleviate symptoms, and give your body that extra immune kick it needs. These scientifically advanced products made by Doux Soleil are part of a complete line of cold and flu products to help protect, support, fortify, and treat you and your family 365 days a year.
What should you do if you have Swine Flu?
Swine flu is an extremely contagious disease and nothing to ‘sneeze at’. When you begin to show signs of flu, it is best to get to a physician as quickly as possible especially if there are cases of swine flu in the area that you live. If your symptoms are really intense, do not hesitate to seek help. Stress compromises the immune system and will make you even more likely to get the flu or if you already have it, stress can make it worse so keep things in perspective.
If you test positive for swine flu, here are 5 very important steps to take:
1. To prevent being infected again once you have recovered by washing your hands in hot soapy water as hot as you can stand it and as often as you can. In a three percent solution of Hydrogen Peroxide let your toothbrush soak daily.
2. Keep yourself hydrated by drinking plenty of water, at least 8 ounces a day. Drinking a lot of water will help your body flush away toxins that are building up in your system. This will strengthen your immune system.
3. Get plenty of rest. Quality sleeping is an excellent way to help your body heal itself and build your immune system. This is actually a great time to catch up on sleep if your daily schedule is hectic and you have been losing sleep. To get a more restful sleep try drinking some herbal tea like calamine or green tea before sleep. Think about something happy or calming while drifting off to sleep.
4. Keep an eye on your temperature. It’s best to take it before eating or drinking. When you are returning to normal it is a good time to disinfect your home surroundings. Wipe down counter tops and surfaces that you touch frequently to be sure you have gotten rid of any germs or bacteria that could cause you to relapse.
Be careful what you eat while you are recovering. Fatty foods or foods containing sugar are harmful because they will slow your metabolism and cause your immune system to be decreased. Fish oil containing vitamin D will be helpful, along with colorful vegetables, grains and garlic salad. As soon as you are well enough, get your body moving as this will increase your circulation and get more oxygen into your blood. This helps boost your immune system.
While you are recovering, it is good to keep your mind occupied. Spend some time doing a hobby or reading or writing to keep your mind active during the time your body needs to rest. A positive attitude will do wonders. Keep yourself free of stressful thoughts and take good care of yourself.
This is a time when you need to be very careful about not spreading any germs to others. It may be best to stay home alone if possible but if you have to interact with others be very cautious when you need to sneeze and do not share anything you have touched with others.
This is a very contagious disease. Once you have recovered and are back to your daily routine, be extra careful to continue washing your hands frequently and be conscious of surfaces that might carry germs or bacteria. Continue to eat well, exercise and sleep eight hours a day. It will take a little time for your immune system to regain full strength.
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The news on the spread of bird flu has reached everywhere. It has even become a deep concern for parents with young children who have begun worry if their children would become victims of the flu, by sending them to school. It is natural to panic and worry, but it is important to know what you should be worried about and what you should not be worried about.
You might have been stuck with a mental block that the present economic conditions are responsible for the drop in business these days. However, you will soon realise that even the affliction of the swine flu can affect daily businesses.
When there is a situation, like this, wherein the country’s economy is causing businesses to slow down, many things are affected. Especially you might notice that large gatherings for parties are usually cut down as much as possible. When you are an events coordinator you might be affected the most. An events coordinator is one who arranges many gatherings like weddings, parties, concerts, meetings, etc. When a situation is growing like that of the swine flu, these gatherings will be avoided. Other possible ways through where the disease might spread like workplaces, schools and colleges also start facing shut downs because of people not turning up.
During times like this it is very important to maintain your health and keep as healthy as possible. There are a few safety precautions that you can take in order to keep yourself and your family safe. Make sure that you even educate young children about these safety precautions so that you can be safe.
The first thing is to learn to close your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze, and use a tissue when you close. Make sure that you trash the tissue after its use. The second thing that you can do is to wash your hands well after you have coughed or sneezed with abundant soap and water. Any hand cleaners that are alcohol based are also effective. Try as much as possible not to touch your eyes, your nose or your mouth because germs tend to spread in that manner. Finally try to avoid sitting close to sick people. Babies should be looked after with a lot of care. Since their immunity, level is very low when they are young.
The swine flu is spread mainly from person to person though coughs and sneezes of the affected person. If you get the flu, the government’s health department suggests that you stay home and refrain from going to school or to work and try and limit all contacts with other people so that you don’t infect them. Following these simple rules can help in keeping people safe.
Swine Flu spreads and multiplies faster. Be careful that you stay away from people having this infection, because the virus is contagious and could easily get inside your body.