The Swine flu cartoon – a bid to lighten the tension!

Even as tension mounts while swine flu related deaths are reported around the world, the swine flu cartoon – a bid to lighten the tension – helps not only to make one smile but brings home relevant truths about the disease, its prevention and cure!. Right from “porky pig” and his comments, down to you receiving a graphic email of a “pig-cum- human” wearing a tee shirt that proclaims “If you look anything like me – don’t go to work!”, the media are having a field day with different swine flu cartoons that grace newspapers, magazines and even editorials!

Some swine flu cartoons have brought home truths about the swine flu, like one cannot get the swine flu eating pork and bacon! The fear of the disease and the relation it bears to “swine” have put people off pigs – no matter how endearing “Winnie the Pooh” – much to the pork producing industry. Cartoons have managed to get the message across to the public that there is no need to panic. However, no matter how much a cartoon makes you smile, you know that it is no laughing matter if you do get infected with the swine flu virus!

Strict measures have to be taken by every person to curb the outbreak. Some of these measures are wearing a facemask or a N95 respirator that keeps out and filters out the deadly virus, washing one’s hands frequently, avoiding crowded areas, etc.

The swine flu virus can infect the surfaces in all areas; therefore it is necessary that one uses a good anti viral spray like the Smittstopp spray. This spray can be used on all types of surfaces. It bonds well to the surface and when it dries it leaves behind a thin layer of positively charged cationic polymer which acts like a strong magnet and attracts the negatively charged anionic viruses and bacteria (microorganisms).

These microorganisms get stuck to the Smittstopp sprayed surface and are instantly killed. This principle that the spray works on is called “electrostatic attraction”. The spray is very effective and provides a long term protection to the user. The spray is also tested on clothes and it was found that even after 20 washes in water the clothes did not lose the protective effect of the spray.

The Smittstopp spray should be used in places like public toilets, shopping centers, hotels, motels and restaurants, pubs, schools and educational institutes, clinics and hospitals etc because these places are most likely to get infected by the virus. Taps, door knobs, handles, switches, lift buttons, railings, etc can be sprayed for protection against the virus. Personal items like items of jewelry, cell phones, keys etc should also be sprayed to give the person maximum protection.

One should keep in mind the fact that even though the swine flu cartoon – a bid to lighten the tension – keeps one smiling, it will not keep the disease at bay! It is the diligent steps taken by a responsible person to follow all procedures recommended by health authorities that will keep you safe from infection. A lookout for the swine flu symptoms that include fever, vomiting, body ache and headache, fatigue, diarrhea, respiratory and breathing difficulty, etc is important. Early detection of the same and prompt medication will ensure recovery.