10 Precautions for Swine Flu.


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Found this informative piece of news on Yahoo.

" Swine flu in India is spreading like wildfire, taking the toll to ten. Officials say there are currently more than 1000 cases of the H1N1 flu strain in India. Governments from all around the world are finding ways to combat this deadly disease. So what can you do to protect yourself? Stay calm and practice these 10 effective prevention tips.

1. Wash your hands frequently

Use the antibacterial soaps to cleanse your hands. Wash them often, at least 15 seconds and rinse with running water.

2. Get enough sleep
Try to get 8 hours of good sleep every night to keep your immune system in top flu-fighting shape.

3. Keep hydrated
Drink 8 to10 glasses of water each day to flush toxins from your system and maintain good moisture and mucous production in your sinuses.

4. Boost your immune system
Keeping your body strong, nourished, and ready to fight infection is important in flu prevention. So stick with whole grains, colorful vegetables, and vitamin-rich fruits.

4. Boost your immune system
Keeping your body strong, nourished, and ready to fight infection is important in flu prevention. So stick with whole grains, colorful vegetables, and vitamin-rich fruits.

5. Keep informed
The government is taking necessary steps to prevent the pandemic and periodically release guidelines to keep the pandemic away. Please make sure to keep up to date on the information and act in a calm manner.

6. Avoid alcohol
Apart from being a mood depressant, alcohol is an immune suppressant that can actually decrease your resistance to viral infections like swine flu. So stay away from alcoholic drinks so that your immune system may be strong.

7. Be physically active
Moderate exercise can support the immune system by increasing circulation and oxygenating the body. For example brisk walking for 30-40 minutes 3-4 times a week will significantly perk up your immunity.

8. Keep away from sick people
Flu virus spreads when particles dispersed into the air through a cough or sneeze reach someone else’s nose. So if you have to be around someone who is sick, try to stay a few feet away from them and especially, avoid physical contact.

9. Know when to get help
Consult your doctor if you have a cough and fever and follow their instructions, including taking medicine as prescribed.

10. Avoid crowded areas
Try to avoid unnecessary trips outside. Moreover, avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs spread this way.

So, How many of us are really taking these Pre-cautions?


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y now, you're probably well aware of the swine flu pandemic. Your hands are red after washing them 50,000 times a day and you're suffocating from breathing through a mask all day.


Then you jump into your car and, because you are alone, you feel protected and relieved.

But have you forgotten anything? What about the cleanliness of your car?

Here are 10 tips for a more hygienic drive:

1. Presume your car is full of nasty germs, not just the flu virus. Anyone who has been in your car may have left harmful germs behind. Probably the easiest and most effective way to kill germs in your car is to bake it under the sun for a day. That's right, the UV kills or neutralises most germs. Roll down the windows and open all doors for maximum sunlight penetration. All modern cars have UV-resistant interior plastics, so don't worry about that.

2. Sure, some of you may not have the sun, space and time to do this, so you will have to sanitise it. As well as rubbing alcohol, there are a few other relatively inexpensive sanitisers you may not know of, but probably already have in your house - ammonia-based window cleaners and household bleach. As bleach could ruin car plastic, do test for colour fastness by dabbing a bit of diluted bleach on a small area of your car's interior that is out of sight. You'll also need cotton pads, a piece or two of soft cloth you can throw away and one of the three sanitisers listed above.

3. Do not let anyone else do the sanitising for you. To make sure it gets done properly, do it yourself or else supervise it.

4. Take a shower before you begin and then wash your hands properly again. You may want to wear a pair of gloves to protect yourself from the chemicals.

5. Open all the doors and roll down all windows for ventilation.

6. With some cotton pads and the sanitiser, begin cleaning the areas you and other passengers usually touch like the door handles, the steering wheel, the gear lever and all the switches and ventilation louvres.

7. Use a cloth to clean the rest of the interior plastic, leather and fabric. To avoid the surfaces getting soggy, use only enough liquid to moisten the cloth.

8. Leave the inside to dry before locking your car, then clean the outside door handles.

9. The most important thing to remember is to prevent germs getting in - clean your hands and the car key with sanitising gel or a wet wipe before opening the door (and this applies to your passengers too). As a backup in case you forget your gel, keep a small bottle of alcohol spray and a wet wipe inside the car and clean everything you touch (don't forget the key) while entering the car before starting off.

10. Bank notes and coins are probably the filthiest things that get inside your car, so once you've paid the expressway toll and receive your change, take a moment to clean the hand that touched the money before touching the steering wheel or gear lever. To avoid delay, don't use gel as it takes too long to dry and may make the steering wheel slippery. Instead, use a wet wipe ready before you make the toll payment so you can instantly wipe your hands then wipe the window switch with one hand while keeping your eyes on the road.

But all this will still not guarantee a germ-free ride unless you and your passengers are cautious elsewhere too.

Sir Winston Churchill may have been right when he said "there is nothing to fear but fear itself" - the more you fear the flu, the more stressed you become, and that lowers your immune system and you become more susceptible to illness.


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So, be prepared and take precautions, but don't go mad.
 
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Thanks for adding more info Archit.
Around 57 people have already lost their lives in India due to Swine Flu.


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please do not panic.

i think the most important thing is not to panic! every flu is not swife flu and every swine flu does not require tamiflu.its just viral infection it can be self limiting also.just take immediate treatment from your family physician in case of any fever.
 

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prevention is better than cure, avoid public area and makesure you wear a mask when your out, simple precaution
 
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ALERT!!Cricketer Shreeshanth got SWINE FLU.

Guys this is really alerting, Shreeshanth is found positive in H1N1 test and being barred from playing tomorrows match.That is [shock]. BE CAREFUL.Its not totally eradicated from India and still affecting.:please: ALERT ALL YOUR NEAR AND DEAR ONES and take all necessary measures to avoid it from affecting you and them.
 
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I would request all mods not to merge this thread with the other swine flu thread, because it is different from that and ALARMING.

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Yes Cooldhaya, just now saw in star news, and it is confirmed.Both the team members will undergo H1N1 test, tomorrows match may be postponed.
 
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Oh My God ! This is so bad.I wish him a speedy recovery.

My city has recorded the highest number of deaths by swine flu but even we don't panic so much.

Just take precautions,that's the most we can do.
 
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OMG!!
this is sad
SreeSanth was in great form!
this disease had hit Thailand the worst!
now it is okay but still a bit have the disease.
 
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Take precautions guyz
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OMG!!
this is sad
SreeSanth was in great form!
this disease had hit Thailand the worst!
now it is okay but still a bit have the disease.
Do take extreme precautions bro,it is dangerous.
Just few days back i saw in a news channel that h1n1 virus is becoming immune to tamiflu medication also.Oh!! Its highly shocking, hope it will be eradicated asap.
 
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