The Incubation Period of Swine Flu

The swine flu incubation period ranges from a day to around 7 days. The exact incubation period is still not known as the virus varies from place to place and from person to person. The most frustrating part of the incubation period is that the virus remains asymptomatic and cannot really be detected for a few days till they become apparent. Symptoms are very like the seasonal flu and one can get fooled into thinking it is the usual flu.

The symptoms are persistent fever, sore throat, persistent vomiting, diarrhea, body ache, headache, acute respiratory and breathing disorders etc. One should be very vigilant and get checked by a doctor especially if the symptoms persist.

The swine flu virus lives on surfaces and can easily contaminate them. One cannot get infected through food or water as this virus is airborne. It can easily spread from human to human though coughing, sneezing etc. Touching an infected surface and then touching one’s eyes, nose and mouth is asking for trouble! One should be diligent in wearing a facemask or the N95 respirator that is specially designed to keep out all microorganisms. In this way viruses and bacteria are filtered out. Avoiding crowded places and washing one’s hands frequently with a sanitizer are also recommended.

It is disconcerting to know that young people have succumbed to or been infected by the swine flu virus. This could be that older people have had the time to build immunity while the younger generation has little or no immunity against this deadly virus.

The Smittstopp spray is one such way where one can lower or reduce all risks of infection. This spray can be used on almost all surfaces. It is a disinfectant, cleaner and destroys all deadly viruses in the air. One can spray the surface and be rest assured that it will work efficiently in destroying the germs.

The Smittstopp spray leaves a layer of cationic polymer on the surface. This layer is positively charged which attracts the microorganisms that are negatively charged viruses and bacteria. This principle on which the spray works is called “electrostatic attraction”. The virus gets stuck to the sprayed surface and then it is destroyed in an instant before spreading or breeding.

The Smittstopp spray is very effective in public places that can be contaminated. Public toilets, shopping centers, hotels and restaurants, pubs, malls, amusement parks, libraries, schools and other educational institutions, etc should be sprayed with this, to ensure safety of people. Desk tops, switches, hand rails, handles, knobs, taps, buttons, etc should be sprayed with the Smittstopp spray. It has been tested and proved that clothes that were sprayed retained their protection from germs even after numerous washes.

Common cleaners are negatively charged and if they are sprayed on top of the Smittstopp sprayed surface, it will neutralize the electrostatic attraction of the cationic polymer. Thus use of common cleaners over the Smittstopp spray should be avoided at all costs

The incubation period for swine flu is deceiving because the virus is at work silently before the symptoms begin to show and one can transmit the disease to another in the meantime. Personal hygiene is a must and all efforts should be made to maintain a very high standard of cleanliness.

The importance of wearing the flu face mask

Health Authorities around the world have stressed on the importance of wearing the swine flu mask, even though face masks and respirators do not give you total protection and defense against the swine flu/H1N1 flu virus.

This is because a respirator or face mask does prevent the inhaling of air borne microorganisms and reduces risks of infection. The flu face mask prevents you from infection by large globules and spittle etc while in the vicinity of people suffering from cough and cold, but N95 respirators actually filters the bacteria and virus.

During a pandemic there would naturally be a shortage of facemasks. It is important that people know the difference between the N95 mask, surgical mask and the common dust mask. All face masks do not filter out particles that are infected with the virus and not all face masks are resistant to fluids. The N95 mask seems to be the most efficient as they are made to filter all microorganisms and provides good protection from viruses that are airborne. Surgical masks could also be used if the N95 mask is not easily available.

Once the masks are used they should be disposed of carefully. The outside contaminated surface should not be touched. Once used these masks are infectious and should not be worn if they are soggy and wet. The eyes, mouth and nose need to be protected from contaminated surface.

The swine flu influenza remains viable for around 6 to 14 days and can survive in the cold as well as water. The N95 flu face mask is also called a respirator and is most effective. They cannot be worn for very long periods though because breathing through them is hard. But they fit very well and tightly on the face and seals up the edges well. These masks are fuel resistant and are 95% efficient against liquid and solid particles that are over .03 microns in size.

Since one has to be kept safe from infected surfaces, it is of paramount importance to use an antiviral spray. One such example of a highly efficient spray is the Smittstopp spray. This spray can be sprayed on all surface materials. It bonds very tightly to the surface leaving behind a thin film/coating of cationic polymer which is positively charged.

This layer attracts the negatively charged (anionic) microorganisms – viruses and bacteria – to it, and then destroys them instantly. This spray therefore works on the principle of “electrostatic attraction”. It is effective and offers a long term protection. Furthermore, clothes that have been thus sprayed, are found to be successful in keeping viruses away even after being washed around 20 times. Thus even flu face masks should be sprayed with the Smittstopp spray both inside and out, to double the protection and curb infection.

The Smittstopp spray should also be used on surfaces that are likely to be touched constantly like personal items – keys, cell phones, jewelry, hand bags, shoes etc – and all buttons, switches, handles and knobs, railings and table tops etc in public places like shopping malls, restaurants, hotels, libraries and other institutions like schools and colleges. This will ensure the safety of people everywhere, as the spay kills the viruses before they can breed or spread into the environment.

A responsible individual will realize the importance of wearing the swine flu face mask at all times in the correct manner – not letting it hang from one ear or only on the mouth and not the nose etc. It is necessary to wash one’s hands frequently and avoid touching one’s eyes, mouth and nose.

The flu infant is vulnerable!

One worries about the fact that the flu infant is vulnerable owing to the verification of swine flu death tolls reaching new heights in every country! The threat of a swine flu pandemic is very real. While Health Authorities and governments all over the world are doing their best to curb the outbreak it is fact that this new strain of the Influenza A H1N1 virus has infected mostly young people – from toddlers to young adults – who seem to have no or very little immunity against this disease.

The infant is truly vulnerable because of low immunity to the new strain of influenza virus. In children the warning signs to be on the lookout for are: rapid or fast breathing, trouble in breathing, a bluish colored skin, refusing to drink any fluids, a lethargic attitude and listlessness, bring extremely irritable, persistent fever and cough etc. These symptoms if detected should prompt immediate action and the child needs immediate and urgent medical attention.

Even though Tamiflu can be bought as syrup, it is not approved for children under the age of 12 months or a year. The Food and Drug Administration has approved Tamiflu for the swine flu infant under the “Emergency Use Authorization”. Dosages differ for infants less than 3 months to 11 months. Tamiflu must be started within 48 hours of the child over 12 months developing the symptoms. This is not for infants under three months. Relenza is recommended as treatment for children who are at least 7 years of age.

All efforts have to be made to see that surfaces are kept free of viruses. The swine flu virus can easily contaminate surfaces and infants are exposed to great risks of infection. Therefore it is recommended that the Smittstopp spray is used on all types of surfaces. This spray adheres strongly to the surface and leaves behind a layer of cationic polymer that is positively charged.

This layer then attracts the negatively charged microorganisms that are anionic viruses and bacteria to it and proceeds to kill them in a second. The spray therefore works on the principle of electrostatic attraction. The Smittstopp spray must be used in all public places like hotels, restaurants, amusement parks, shopping centers, libraries, schools, colleges and other likely places. Taps, door knobs, lift buttons, table tops, switches, railings and other places that are being constantly touched by children and adults should be kept virus free by spraying their surfaces with the Smittstopp spray. Personal items like mobile phones, keys, bags and purses, and even items of jewelry and clothing can be sprayed with this wonder spray.

What better way to stop the viruses and bacteria from spreading than to use the Smittstopp spray! Reduce all risks of infection by making sure the sprayed surfaces are kept clean and not re-sprayed with other cleaners that are negatively charged and will neutralize the effect.

Remember the flu infant is vulnerable and every effort on our part to keep personal hygiene and the sanitization of the environment at the highest possible degree is to be made. Avoid all crowded areas as the swine flu virus is airborne and you are putting yourself and your infant at risk if you mingle in the crowds. A careless sneeze or cough that is not covered can be the cause of infection.

Is the Texas Swine Flu cause for concern?

Is the Texas Swine Flu cause for concern? Any outbreak of a virus is a cause for concern, so this one is no different from the others. The World Health Organization indicated that a world pandemic of H1N1 was well underway by alerting the international pandemic alert to the Phase 6 level. This alert caused several countries to take steps and measures to ensure that the virus is curbed. Hospital laboratories and other health agencies and clinics conducted a whopping total of 1020 tests for influenza.

The small child who died of swine flu in Texas hailed from Mexico and succumbed to the disease after he was admitted in a hospital in Houston. What was alarming was that the virus began to spread to other countries and 100 people were infected in different states in the US. Precautionary measures like complete closure of schools etc were taken in Texas.

The US and European Union with other countries have discouraged travel to Mexico. 168 people have already died of the virus and 2498 people have been infected by the virus in Mexico. It is feared that many more are still being infected in spite of the measures taken by the Government to stop the H1N1 flu outbreak.

All surfaces too are in danger of being infected by the swine flu virus and thus it is mandatory to keep them free of deadly infectious microorganisms. The way to do this is to use the Smittstopp spray which bonds well to all surface materials. This spray has a three fold advantage – not only does it kill viruses, but it acts like a cleaner and a disinfectant.

The Smittstopp spray works on the “electrostatic attraction” technology. This is because when sprayed on a surface, it coats it with a thin layer of cationic polymer. This is positively charged and attracts the microorganisms that are anionic (negatively charged). The viruses and bacteria are killed in an instant so that they do not spread, breed and contaminate the environment.

The Smittstopp spray is generally used on all surfaces that are frequently touched like taps, switches, banister railings, buttons, door handles and knobs, etc. It should be made compulsory to spray this in all public places like bus and train terminals, malls, hospitals, clinics, educational institutions and schools, etc. This will help to ensure that the environment is germ free and will reduce the risks of getting infected by the swine flu virus.

If the Smittstopp sprayed surfaces are re-sprayed with common or ordinary cleaners, the Smittstopp effect will be neutralized because unlike the Smittstopp spray, these cleaners are negatively charged and not positively charged. The surfaces should also be kept scrupulously clean to double the protection and increase the efficiency.

Personal hygiene is a top priority. A person should make sure that he or she takes all the measures that are advised like washing one’s hands frequently, using a face mask or respirator, avoiding crowds, and above all being vigilant and on the look out for the swine flu symptoms.

These symptoms include sore throat, body ache, persistent fever, fatigue and weariness, vomiting, breathing and respiratory distress etc. Early detection of the swine flu increases the chances of being totally cured.

So is the “Texas swine flu cause for concern and worry” a reality? Considering the high alert at various airports around the world and the strict measures taken by numerous health authorities prove it to be so.

Swine flu stop spreading

How can the swine flu be stopped from spreading? Since most humans have no immunity from this new flu (H1N1), these are answers that need to be known throughout the world, to keep this epidemic from spreading.

The most important ways to keep H1N1 from spreading are simple techniques used during any flu outbreak. The best way is to keep your hands washed and try to stay in good health. This means getting enough sleep, being active physically, drinking plenty of fluids, eating a proper diet and managing your stress. Try to keep from touching infected surfaces if these areas are contaminated with H1N1. And above all, avoid contact with those who are sick with this flu.

There is currently no vaccine to offer protection from H1N1. But there are everyday protections that a person can take to stop from catching this flu. Besides washing hands frequently, cough or sneeze into your sleeve or a tissue and dispose of the tissue after use. If you share a work space with anyone, be sure to wipe your desk and computer down with a sanitizing wipe or other sanitizing product at the end of the day. If you have flu like symptoms, stay home and contact your family physician especially if you have recently traveled to Mexico. If your child is sick, don’t send them to school or daycare.

Other actions that can be taken are to follow health officials’ advice concerning closures of schools, avoiding crowds and other social distancing measures. Be prepared in case you or your family members become ill and need to stay home for a week or more by having a supply of over-the-counter medications, alcohol based hands sanitizers, tissues and other items that might be needed as this will help you to avoid trips out while you are sick or contagious.

If you are sick you should limit contact with others as much as possible. Stay home from work or school for 7 days or until symptoms are gone.

Using these few precautions, H1N1’s spread can be eliminated from spreading rapidedly to some degree.

Swedish invention can reduce the spread of swine influenza (H1N1)

SmittsStopp can be used on all touch surfaces in hospitals, clinics, public spaces, restaurants, schools, kindergartens, shops, taxis, buses and of course at home. Examples of such surfaces are the taps, handles, switches, and similar surfaces where infections spread easily. It can be used to wipe off the cell phones, computer key boards and mice.

SmittStopp is based on a unique new Swedish invention, cationic polymer, which is positively charged and attaches to all surfaces. Bacteria, virus, staphylococci, and all microorganisms are negatively charged. These are attracted to the positive charge in the polymer where they can not grow and die. For further information go to smittstopp.com.

Swine flu being spread thru treated water venues

Can swine flu (H1N1) be spread thru water – such as swimming pools, water parks, spas, and other treated water park venues? With summer and hot weather coming up, many people are beginning to ask this question.

Water that is in recreational parks or venues which has been treated at the Center for Disease Controls (CDC) recommended levels of disinfectant do not seem likely to be a risk for transmission of any influenza viruses including H1N1.

There are no recorded cases of humans being infected with the flu from exposure to flu-contaminated swimming pool water. Currently there is no research on the susceptibility of H1N1 flu virus to disinfectants such has chlorine used in spas, water parks, swimming pools and other water park venues. But studies have shown that free chlorine levels recommended by CDC are sufficient to disinfect the highly pathogenic H5N1 avian flu virus. Therefore it is likely that other flu viruses such as the new H1N1 virus would also be disinfected by these chlorine levels.

This does not mean that the H1N1 virus can not be spread at water venues outside of the water. Venues such as this are no different than other group settings that may be crowded with a lot of people. Since the spread of H1N1 is thought to happen in the same way as seasonal flu spreads, any large crowd or group would be susceptible to spreading. H1N1 spreads from person to person thru coughing or sneezing from those infected. Sometimes people become infected by touching infected surfaces and then touching their mouth, nose or eyes. This would especially be true with H1N1 since it has a long incubation period and people who are infected might not feel sick or exhibit any symptoms and therefore might be out for a day at the pool, infecting everyone they come in contact with.

The best protection in a venue such as this is frequent washing of hands or frequent use of hand sanitizers. Other ways to protect yourself are to remain in good health by eating healthily, getting plenty of sleep, staying physically active, drinking plenty of fluids and reducing the stress in your life. In other words, don’t stay up all night playing video games and then spend a day in the sun while drinking little fluids – thus stressing your body out by becoming dehydrated and badly sunburned as well as already being overly tired.

Common sense is the best way to keep from catching H1N1 as well as any flu virus.

Swedish invention can reduce the spread of swine influenza (H1N1)

SmittsStopp can be used on all touch surfaces in hospitals, clinics, public spaces, restaurants, schools, kindergartens, shops, taxis, buses and of course at home. Examples of such surfaces are the taps, handles, switches, and similar surfaces where infection spreads easily. It can be used to wipe off the cell phones, computer key boards and mice.

SmittStopp is based on a unique new Swedish invention, cationic polymer, which is positively charged and attaches to all surfaces. Bacteria, virus, staphylococci, and all microorganisms are negatively charged. These are attracted to the positive charge in the polymer where they can not grow and die. For further information go to smittstopp.com.

Swine flu New York City

The swine flu (H1N1) continues to spread in New York City as an assistant school principal becomes the city’s first H1N1 death and the nation’s sixth.

The principal of an intermediate school in Queens died Sunday evening in Flushing Hospital Medical Center after being hospitalized for H1N1 and being placed on a ventilator. The man had been sick with the virus for nearly a week before his school was closed on Thursday. Complications besides the virus are believed to have played a part in his death. No one else in New York City has been reported seriously ill as the H1N1 virus continues its sporadic spread thru the city.

11 city schools are closing Monday because of the numbers of students with H1N1 symptoms. Reportedly hundreds of school children were sent home sick this last week. City health officials said on Friday that this virus is spreading erratically but faster than the seasonal flu usually does.

The symptoms are generally mild and consist of sore throat, fever, cough, fatigue and body aches. H1N1 has a long incubation period so that those who are infected can be spreading the virus before becoming sick or showing symptoms themselves. This is possibly the reason for the rapid and erratic spread.

Health officials are strongly urging those with previous health conditions to see their primary care physicians if they develop flu symptoms or if they believe they have been exposed to H1N1 — especially those with diabetes, immune systems disease, the elderly, pregnant women and infants.

H1N1 is believed to have started in Mexico during the month of April and has since spread to 39 other countries. In a daily status report released on May 17th, the World Health Organization (WHO) reports 8480 laboratory confirmed cases in those 39 countries. Mexico has reported 2895 laboratory confirmed cases including 66 deaths. The United States has reported 4714 laboratory cases and Canada reported 496 confirmed cases.

Swedish invention can reduce the spread of swine influenza (H1N1)

SmittsStopp can be used on all touch surfaces in hospitals, clinics, public spaces, restaurants, schools, kindergartens, shops, taxis, buses and of course at home. Examples of such surfaces are the taps, handles, switches, and similar surfaces where infection spreads easily. It can be used to wipe off the cell phones, computer key boards and mice.

SmittStopp is based on a unique new Swedish invention, cationic polymer, which is positively charged and attaches to all surfaces. Bacteria, virus, staphylococci, and all microorganisms are negatively charged. These are attracted to the positive charge in the polymer where they can not grow and die. For further information go to smittstopp.com.

Swine flu around the world

Swine flu (H1N1) virus is gradually working its way around the world according to statistics released thru the World Health Organization (WHO).

H1N1 which first appeared in April in Mexico City is now reported in 40 countries around the world with laboratory confirmed cases currently rising to 8480. This figure does not include the many cases where people have mild symptoms and do not know what exactly is wrong. These are the people who continue to work or go to school not knowing that they are spreading the H1N1 virus. Because of the mildness of this virus, the fatality rate is small and mostly among those who have other underlying health problems.

The number of laboratory confirmed cases in the United Kingdom has surpassed the 100 mark with 14 more cases being reported. The Health Protection Agency reports 6 adults and 8 children are the latest cases in London and the east of England.

Mexico still remains the worst hit with 2895 laboratory confirmed cases with 66 deaths. The United States has confirmed 4714 cases with the 6th death reported in New York City. This death was of an assistant principal of an intermediate school who died over the weekend. It is believed that this patient had other medical conditions that contributed to his death. Currently there are 11 schools completely closed in New York for a week.

A rise in confirmed cases has started coming out of Japan with the current number being more than 120. This has prompted Japanese health officials to close schools and cancel some community events. As of 3 days ago, Japan had only 4 confirmed cases. The new reported cases are mostly among teenagers. Hospitals in Japan are setting up special “fever clinics” which separate possible H1N1 carriers from other outpatients.

Although there are currently fewer confirmed cases in Europe, they are aggressively fighting any cases with anti-viral drugs. In the US and other countries, anti-viral medications are being mostly used with people who already suffer from weakened immune system, diabetes, or other medical condition such as pregnancy.

But slowly, very slowly – H1N1 continues to work its way around the world with WHO concerned for the young people in the Southern Hemisphere. In this area of the world many will be more vulnerable because of malnutrition, wars, HIV infections and other factors. WHO is currently debating whether to raise the pandemic alert level to its highest level of 6.

Swedish invention can reduce the spread of swine influenza (H1N1)

SmittsStopp can be used on all touch surfaces in hospitals, clinics, public spaces, restaurants, schools, kindergartens, shops, taxis, buses and of course at home. Examples of such surfaces are the taps, handles, switches, and similar surfaces where infection spreads easily. It can be used to wipe off the cell phones, computer key boards and mice.

SmittStopp is based on a unique new Swedish invention, cationic polymer, which is positively charged and attaches to all surfaces. Bacteria, virus, staphylococci, and all microorganisms are negatively charged. These are attracted to the positive charge in the polymer where they can not grow and die. For further information go to smittstopp.com.

Swine Flu Treatment

The monster called swine flu first raised its head in early April 2009 in Mexico. The city might have been in the midst of this deadly virus months before the outbreak was detected. In early June, the World Health Organization declared it a global pandemic. This flu is understood to be a combination of human, avian and swine strains of influenza.

Though earlier believed that it passes from pork and pork products, it is now known that it is absolutely safe to eat pork if properly cooked. Swine flu treatment is largely symptomatic treatment available in the form of over the counter medication.

This strain is transmitted from human to human. Typically, the virus is found to spread via coughing and sneezing. It can also be contracted by touching contaminated surfaced and then touching the nose or mouth.

The symptoms of this flu are similar to seasonal flu and may show up as fever, sore throat, coughs or sneezes, headaches, body aches and chills. Severe vomiting or diarrhea is also reported in some cases. People with underlying medical problems like asthma, diabetes, heart problems or a weak immune system are more prone to contract the virus.

Those who get the flu are advised to stay home to avoid spreading the virus. Though swine flu treatment is available, it is required to be on guard against it as drug supply is limited and the virus can prove to be fatal.
A vaccine for this flu is not expected before the end of 2009 and there is also a growing fear that the virus could mutate further and the vaccine might not work against it. As of now, we all need to exercise caution and take all preventive measures to save ourselves from this virus.

Very young children, pregnant women and elderly people are at the risk of developing serious complications if they are attacked by this virus. The WHO has also predicted that the number of swine flu cases will surge further. It is important to maintain complete personal hygiene, wash hands frequently, avoid crowds or wear facial masks to avoid the virus.

A disinfectant like Smittstopp can be used to get rid of the virus which might be present on surfaces which are touched by many people frequently throughout the day.

Smittstopp is a Swedish product. It is a disinfectant available in a spray form. Once sprayed on any surface, it forms a film of cationic polymers. The polymers are positively charged and attract all virus and bacteria.

Once attracted, the virus stick to it and die. So there is no fear of further multiplication of the virus. Smittstopp forms an invisible film which is water resistant also. It is a cost effective disinfectant which can replace any regular disinfectant far more efficiently.

It is advisable to spray Smittstopp on all such surfaces which may be touched by many people everyday. These may be office workstations, school desks, door handles, toilet flush knobs, kitchen counters and public transport vehicles also. It can be sprayed on the outer surface of facial masks to enhance the protective quotient of these masks. Armed with a bottle of Smittstopp and good hygiene routine, no one needs to worry about swine flu treatment.

Swine flu Texas, the 2009 outbreak

The first swine flu death in America was in Texas where a 23 month old baby succumbed to the virus. With the situation being far worse in neighboring Mexico at beginning of the year, many feared they would not survive.

With
swine flu spreading across nations, panic and grief seems to have taken over. Although the first American death was from Texas, the situation here never got as worse as in Mexico or other severely affected places. Although there were H1N1 positive cases in this state the government declared that there was no need to panic.

Unlike other states or nations, Texas never banned tourism and allowed people to commute. Though swine flu did not spread widely in Texas, it did create panic and fear among the citizens.

Texas government and health officials urged people to follow preventive measures and if possible avoid traveling to destinations where numbers of swine flu cases were high. With the sudden outbreak of swine flu, health officials in Texas worked round the clock to help the affected.

Swine flu in humans was an uncommon occurrence until this year. This disease is mostly found in pigs and only people who handled them were at risk of getting infected. However, this outbreak was sudden and gave no time for officials to detect the source.

Swine flu being contagious has been giving sleepless nights to several people. Though Texas was still a safer place, citizens here made sure they stepped out only with a mask on their face. For several days the streets of Texas wore an empty look as people chose to stay indoors.

Today swine flu has turned out in a pandemic and has affected numerous lives. This disease has killed thousands of people across the globe and infected large numbers of people. Although swine flu is curable, one needs to follow right precautions to combat the flu. During this troubled time a Swedish person came up with a product that can offer complete protection from the swine flu virus. Smittstop in Swedish means stop the spread of disease. This product comes in liquid form and is H1N1 tested.

Smittstop has a combination of PHMB, salts and Cationic Polymer. All these molecules are positively charged to fight against the negatively charged microorganism. Ordinary cleaners are anionic (negatively charged) and thus help virus grow. This spray can be used on toilets, taps, furniture, clothes, and places where you fear the presence of virus is high. This liquid binds well with any material and thus stays there for long even after washing.

Smittstop gives 100 percent protection against the swine flu virus when used on cleaner surfaces. Make sure the place is dirt free and then apply Smittstop so it can work effectively. On spraying this liquid it leaves a thin layer of positively charged molecules that are successful in keeping the virus from coming to you. This is the only product for now that offers protection from swine flu in comparison to other cleaners.

Swine flu can certainly be controlled with the proper use of Smittstop. Bring home this product and set your family free from the fear of the pandemic.