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How to prevent swine flu or H1N1

Updated on April 30, 2009

How to Prevent Swine Flu or H1N1

Influenza is spread person to person through coughing and sneezing by people who are infected.One way to avoid getting the swine flu or H1N1 is to cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze. Wash your hands immediately for no less than 3 minutes with sope and water or alhcohol based hand cleaners. Do not touch your nose, mouth or eyes.
If you should get sick, stay home from work or school to avoid spreading the swine flu to others.

General Info: Influenza, more commonly called the flu, is a contagious disease that is accompanied by respiratory problems and fever. It is an uncomfortable illness that is usually not dangerous t otherwise healthy people. Two type of viruses cause influenza: B.
Each type encompasses several different strains that are named for the place where they were first indentified, for example, “Hong Kong Flu” and “Russian Flu.” These unusual characteristic about flu virus is that once one strain spreads throughout a population, the virus strain changes in structure. Therefore, it becomes a new strain carrying a new form of influenza. The antibodies, or protective substances, produced by the body to combat the virus no longer work against recurrence of that virus because the virus has taken on different qualities.

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