Knowledge of the Swine Flu can help you
What is both most common and most expensive? It is ignorance. Please don't assume that living away from crouds means an immunity to Swine Flu is yours free. Learn about it.
Early in the 20th Century, one flu killed millions.
What is the "Swine Flu?"
Commonly found in pigs, the Swine influenza (H1N1 flu virus) sometimes changes (mutates) and becomes infectious to humans. It then becomes a concern, for we have little or no immunity to it. The virus has quickly spread around the world. More difficult to treat than common seasonal human flu viruses, H1N1 requires careful treatment, commonly with anti-virus medication.
Although most people who get this flu will likely recover without needing medical care, prevention
is better than a cure. Few people work with pigs,
but if you are often around them use protective clothing and special breathing masks.
When you cough or sneeze, cover your nose and mouth with a tissue; be aware of others who cough or sneeze. Throw away tissues afterwards.
Wash hands often with soap and water. Avoid touching eyes, nose, or mouth, to avoid getting infected. Beware of close contact with sick people.
If you get sick, consider staying home from work or school; avoid infecting others.
If you get sick, be aware of the symptoms of pneumonia.