Chandigarh, Health

Everything you need to know about Swine Flu

There has recently been an increase in Swine Flu infections in Maharashtra. The state’s swine flu outbreak has reached its peak in the past three years, with roughly 3,000 H1N1 flu cases and 147 fatalities documented as of the end of August, according to figures from the state health department.

The virus, a mix of swine, avian, and human strains, was discovered for the first time in the US in April 2009. This illness is known as Influenza A or H1N1 flu in medical circles. Within six months, it had spread throughout the entire planet and had been contaminating humans ever since.

H1N1 strains can resemble the seasonal flu and are difficult to distinguish from other strains. The fever’s temperature (which must be greater than 38 * C) is one way to distinguish between the two, nevertheless. Swine flu is more likely to cause severe tiredness, weakness, bodyaches, and headaches, but colds are more likely to cause sneezing, sore throats, and stuffy noses.


Swine flu spreads through the air, just like the seasonal flu (cold), therefore anyone who think they may be affected should isolate themselves indoors and refrain from contact with others. Aerosols produced by infected people when they cough, sneeze, or talk are the main way that flu viruses are disseminated. People close may inhale these droplets into their lungs when they land in their mouths or nostrils, starting a chain reaction that spreads the virus.


There is no specific therapy for swine flu, nor is it necessary unless the condition is severely severe. Your doctor can typically determine if you have the flu based on your history and symptoms.

The most efficient strategy to lessen the risk of contracting H1N1 is to get vaccinated, which is already possible. Those who receive this vaccination have a decreased risk of getting sick and dying than those who do not. You need a fresh dosage of the influenza vaccination every year, prior to each flu season, as the virus changes somewhat from year to year. The group of persons who will benefit the most from receiving the booster dose are the young and old, those with lung issues, those with chronic illnesses like diabetes and kidney disease, those with HIV infection, and pregnant women.

Symptoms of the swine flu to watch out for include:



unwell throat



Body pains



nausea and diarrhoea

breathing difficulty


Foods that are advised to eat:

foods high in vitamin C include lemon, oranges, kiwis, spinach, and broccoli.

Foods high in vitamin D include fatty fish, egg yolks, cheese, and red meat

Green leafy vegetables

food sources of protein

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