State of Swine Flu in India and Advice for your Patients

Swine flu is an inhaling disease caused by the H1N1 virus. It infects the respiratory tracts of pigs and can be easily transmissible among humans. This disease was first detected in Mexico. In humans, it outcomes in a cough, fever, headache and fatigue. The evolution period for the disease is about one to four days. The disease is infectious and can lead to death. The disease lasts about seven to ten days. Vaccination is the best way to prevent Swine Flu.

In India, Swine flu spread in 2009 and it is still an ongoing disease. Gujrat and Rajasthan are the worst affected states in India. Pune city continues to be a focal point of the H1N1 virus activity. Pune has recorded 55 Swine Flu deaths since 2017.

Maharashtra has recorded 165 Swine flu deaths, followed by 23 deaths in Kerala and 22 deaths in Telangana since January 2017.

Complications of Swine Flu

The cycle (time period) of the disease is yet to be determined. Complications are habitual as per the seasons. Swine Flu can lead to death. It is more relevant to people with lack of Vitamin D. One of the common complications of Swine Flu disease is pneumonia, a lung infection caused by the virus. Other complications include respiratory disorders and respiratory failure. This disease can be easily transferred among the young or among people suffering from Diabetes and Asthma.

Symptoms of Swine Flu

Symptoms of Swine Flu include fever, cough, body ache, running nose, watery red eyes, body ache, headache, fatigue, diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting. It is recommended to visit your Doctor when any symptoms are observed along with pre-existing conditions such as Diabetes and Asthma.

Treatment of Swine Flu

An H1N1 swine flu is treated by antiviral drugs and antibiotics. Hidoc Recommends patients be motivated to stay at home and avoid complications. Hidoc Recommends patient take more rest and sleep that will help the immune system to fight the virus.

Prevention of Swine Flu

Prevention is better than cure.

  • The virus is easily spread due to a cough and sneeze so cover your face. If you are sick be at home or avoid contacting people who are sick
  • Importantly maintain hygiene wherever you can such as at home and at work
  • Cover your face with a mask in public places and in areas or cities where swine flu has spread
  • Don’t take your hand near to your mouth if you are at public places
  • Drink at least 3 liters of water (Read More)
  • Eat healthily (Read More)
  • Wash your hands frequently to avoid swine flu (Read More)