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Things Not to do to Save from Swine – Flu

Swine Flu is a contagious disease and it has only gone widespread since it is detected for the first time. There had been several incidents of death or hospitalization. The good news is that frequency of deaths is quite less. One more good news is that now there is a vaccine for Swine Flu (H1N1). But bad thing is that H1N1 virus is going more and more widespread. With all the above things in mind here are some things that should be avoided to prevent from Swine Flu.

1. Generally people suffering from Swine Flu use Face Mask for the prevention. But according to CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) Face masks are not full proof in preventing the transmission of H1N1 or seasonal Influenza viruses. So we should not depend on Face masks for prevention of Swine Flu. Although CDC says Face mask should be used by people suffering from Swine Flu and who can’t prevent themselves from going to crowded places. All said and done apart from Face Mask there are several other tips to prevent Swine Flu from spreading.
  a. Wash Hands as often as it can be.
        b. One should avoid touching eyes, nose or mouth every now and 
  c. Covering mouth and nose with tissue paper when coughing or 
  d. Avoiding others is required if you have Flu like symptoms until you are free of fever for 24 hours.
  e. It is needed that you stay at least 6 feet away from people who are infected by the Virus or if they have Flu like illness.

2. Seasonal Flu Vaccines does not prevent from Swine Flu. Specialized Vaccine for H1N1 Swine Flu is available now. It is best to take both the vaccinations because seasonal flu is also a big killer.

3. This may seem weird but Swine Flu parties are held to fight against Swine Flu by building up the immune system. The chief guest in such parties is often someone who is strongly infected by Swine Flu. In this way the other guests hopefully will be infected mildly by the virus and then their immune system will build up and thus they won’t get severely sick even if the H1N1 virus worsens. But CDC says this is a bad idea as there is no way to know whether the guests are severely or fatally infected by the virus, which in turn reduces the prospects of other guests being affected mildly.

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