Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Swine Flu: Why it's Something to be Scared About

Posted by The Queen Bee at Wednesday, April 29, 2009
For a few days now, we've been hearing all over the news that there is an increase in the number of people infected with the swine flu virus ( flu that is caused by the strain found in pigs). The symptoms of a person infected with the swine flu virus is almost the same as the symptoms exhibited by the ordinary flu that we experience. This includes chills or fever, sore throat, muscle pains, severe headache and discomfort in general.

How swine flu that passed on from human to human is still a blank wall but it is believed that people who work with swines are susceptible to contacting the disease but it is rarely passable from one human to another. So it is believed that the strain that is causing this swine flu outbreak has mutated.

The swine flu outbreak is not something new because there have been several flu outbreaks in the past that have plagued the world and have caused millions of deaths among people in the whole world. Historically, most fatal and destructive outbreak was in 1918-1919 where there was an outbreak of the spanish flu which caused a pandemic that caused 50 million deaths all over the world.

Having heard those scary facts, our best defense would be practicing good hygiene. Make washing of hands a conscious habit, drink plenty of water and get enough rest and do some exercise.



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