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.