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The Swine Flu is provoked by a powerful virus AH1N1 and is a major concern these days for everybody. We've put together 40 questions and answers about this disease and about what do we have to do to avoid being contaminated with it.

1. What is The Swine Flu?
The Swine Flu is a respiratory infectious disease.

2. How it can be transmitted?
It is transmitted by air from one person to another.

3. Which are the symptoms?
Fever 37,5 – 38 degrees Celsius, cough, water-type nose secretions, headaches, muscular pain and extreme general weakness.

4. Why is the virus so aggressive?
Because it modifies itself with every transmission from one person to the other.

5. Which are the complications?
Serious pulmonary infections.

6. In what conditions can be deadly?
If the immunitary system is weak, you suffer from a chronic disease or if you don't go to the doctor.

7. Which are the treatments?
Antivirals and not antibyothics.

8. How can we protect ourselves?
By having a strictly hygiene, avoiding crowded places and contact with persons already infected.

9. How do we have to wash hands?
We have to wash hands with water and soap until the joints, and even to wash the jewelery.

10. How do you clean the nose?
In a disposable hankerchief which have to be throwed away immediately in the trash.

11. How do you sneeze?
Ideally is to sneeze in a towel or if you don't have one keep the mouth towards the shoulder.

12. How to behave if I meet someone?
Avoid shake hand or embrace that person.

13. How can I protect myself in the public transportation?
Use a scarf to cover the nose and the mouth.

14. What do I have to do if a colleague has the swine flu symptoms?
I keep the distance and advice him or her to go immediately to the doctor.

15. Can I be infected through a kiss?
Absolutely, the virus can be transmitted through saliva.

16. Can I protect myself through nourishment?
It depends from case to case, but eating lots of fresh fruits and vegetables you stranghten the immunitary system.

17. Which is the difference between The Swine Flu and the regular seasonary flu?
The symptoms are different, are much easier in case of the Swine Flu.

18. Which persons are the most exposed to The Swine Flu Virus?
The young persons, the medical staff and employees from the public services.

19. How can I test myself and where?
The test consists in taking a pharyngeal exudates and also taking samples from nose secretions. The tests are made in infectious diseases departments of the hospitals.

20. How soon do I have to go to the doctor?
Immediately when you realize that this is not a regular cold and you have the specific symptoms.

21. Is there any vaccine?
Yes.

22. Where it is made?
In the hand.

23. How useful is it?
It protects you against the complications of the Swine Flu and limits the spreading of the virus. According with the statistics, 92% from the adults react positively to the vaccine and so also 85% from the children and 80% from the persons above 65 years old.

24. Who should take the vaccine?
The pupils above 14 years old, youngsters from high schools, medical staff, the employees from the essential public services, the persons above 65 years old with high risk for complications and the pregnant women.

25. Does it have secondary effects?
Headaches, muscular pain, fever, nosea, general bad state, local tumefaction. The reactions are easy and disappear in 24 – 48 hours (the local ones).

26. Does the vaccine for the regular flu protects me from the Swine Flu?
The vaccins for the regular flu doesn't protects us against the AH1N1 virus provoked flu.

27. Can we have both the vaccins?
If they are made at a time distance of 2 weeks and in different arms doesn't influence the body in any way.

28. Does the usual flu medications help?
No, they don't in this case.

29. What contraindications does the vaccine have?
The vaccine is not intended for people with sever egg-allergy.

30. Are there risks for pregnant …

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1. The number one way to get the cold or flu is through direct contact. If you know some one who is sick it is wise to avoid direct contact them such as touching or kissing them.

2. Cover you your coughs and sneezes with a tissue and then throw it in the trash immediately. If you don't have a tissue handy cough or sneeze into the inside of your elbow and whatever you do – do not sneeze or cough into your hands. The germs cling to your hands like a magnet.

3. Wash your hand often and regularly for at least 15 seconds with mild soap and water. Don't touch your mucous membranes such as your eyes, nose, and mouth after touching people or objects that many others have contact with. According to the CDC washing your hands if the best way to prevent sickness and spreading disease.

4. Avoid stress as much as possible because it wears our body down and negatively affects our immune system. When our immune system is weaken it opens up our body to be attacked by germs, viruses and disease. Try getting a massage to help lower your stress, listen to music, try meditation and deep breathing, yoga, or have yourself a good laugh with some friends. Laughter is a wonderful way to reduce stress.

5. Exercise regularly because this helps release endorphins into our body that naturally help our immune system stay strong and healthy.

6. Get plenty of sleep and rest. Sleep is also a major factor to having a strong and healthy immune system. According to experts 7-9 hours of sleep is required for the average person. To help you get enough sleep – try having a regular routine of going to bed and getting about the same time every day. Avoid caffeinated drinks, unhealthy snacks and spicy foods near bedtime in fact avoid unhealthy and processed at any time or meal. Stay off of electronic devices at least an hour before bed and that also means your smartphones or checking your e-mails. It will be there tomorrow.

7. Drink at least 8 glasses of water and fluids every day. you need to flush out the toxins in your body and water is great for cleansing your whole body. Organic fruit juices are a good choice to supply your body with extra vitamins and minerals. Try some peppermint water of peppermint tea. It works wonders on clearing congestion and helps you breathe. Try taking a little dab of peppermint essential oil and put it on your temples of under your nose.

8. Make sure you are eating a healthy balanced diet free from processed foods, sugary, fatty, high-calorie, or junk food. Eat plenty of lean protein and organic or local harvest fruits and vegetables to make sure you are getting the proper nutrition for a healthy and strong immune system. Make sure you are eating plenty of citrus fruits that are high in vitamin C.

Try so homemade bone broth. It is loaded with so many essential vitamins and minerals – it is one of the healthiest foods you can consume.

Eat fish that is high in Omega-3 and plenty of leafy greens. Garlic and onions are known to fight off bacteria and viruses that can help prevent the common cold and flu. They also make many foods taste wonderfully delicious – so add all the garlic and onions you can ..

Studies have shown that eating real organic or homemade yogurt with live probiotics can reduce your susceptibility to colds by 25 percent. The beneficial bacteria can help the immune system fight off disease.

9. Make sure you get plenty of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. Taking a supplements of Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E can be very helpful and let's not forget about that mighty mineral zinc, It is so important in keeping the cold and flu at bay because it is so good at fighting infections. If you do get sick it can shorten the duration of your illness and because It helps destroy the virus at the back of the throat, therefore you recovery time is greatly shorten.

With these 9 plus tips you …

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