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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

what is H1N1 virus?

What is Influenza A (H1N1)?

Influenza A (H1N1) is a new virus causing illness in people. This new virus was first detected in people in April 2009 in the United States. This virus is spreading from person-to –person, probably in much the same way that the regular seasonal influenza viruses spread.
Influenza A (H1N1) is fatal to humans
Signs and symptoms in humans
- similar to the symptoms of regular flu such as
  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Lack of appetite
  • Runny nose
  • Sore throat
  • Cough

- Vomitting or nausea
- Diarrhea

Mode of Transmission

- Exposure to droplets from the cough and sneeze of the infected person
Influenza A (H1N1) is not transmitted by eating thoroughly cooked pork.
Prevention
- Cover your nose and mouth when coughing and sneezing
- Always wash hands with soap and water
- Use alcohol- based hand sanitizers
- Avoid close contact with sick people
- Increase your body's resistance
- Have at least 8 hours of sleep
- Be physically active
- Manage your stress
- Drink plenty of fluids
- Eat nutritious food

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