The WHO flu pandemic alert

The WHO flu pandemic alert has made people all over the world health conscious and anxious about the spreading infection. Hundreds of cases of swine flu all over the world tell us that necessary precautions have to be taken by one and all. The World Health Organization has reported in a latest report that there are geographical variations in swine flu virus activity that are still being reported. Pandemic swine flu virus is still the primary circulating virus in both the southern and northern hemisphere.

Furthermore the WHO has monitored the outbreak of the influenza from various countries all over the world to come to a conclusion of how the swine flu pandemic will evolve in the months to come. Tests have also proved that the pandemic swine flu virus is sensitive to the anti viral oseltamivir.

As the virus is asymptomatic during the incubation period it is difficult to diagnose and a person who is already infected with the virus can unknowingly transmit the disease to others. However, the symptoms to look out for are fever, cough, body ache and headache, persistent vomiting, diarrhea, fatigue, respiratory and breathing difficulty, sore throat etc.

As the swine flu virus can easily infect surfaces, it is important to keep them germ free. This can be done by using the Smittstopp spray which is very efficient in destroying harmful microorganisms in the air.

The Smitstopp spray can be used on any type of surface. It bonds quickly and leaves behind a thin layer of cationic polymer behind which is positively charged. This spray works on the principle of electrostatic attraction. The cationic polymer attracts the negatively charged microorganisms (anionic viruses and bacteria) that get stuck to the sprayed surface and is killed instantly.

Health authorities should make the use of the Smittstopp spray compulsory in all pubic places that are likely to get contaminated. Places like shopping malls, amusement parks, clinics and hospitals, libraries, hotels, restaurants and pubs, schools and educational institutions should be sprayed to protect both children and adults from getting infected with the swine flu virus.

Personal items like spectacles, items of jewelry and clothing, keys, cell phones etc should be sprayed to keep one safe. No common spray or cleaner should be used on top of the Smittstopp sprayed surface. This is because these are generally negatively charged and will neutralize the Smittstopp spray effect. The surfaces should be kept clean and free of dirt and oils. Clothes can also be sprayed and tests have proved that these do not lose the protective effect even after 20 washes.

The WHO flu pandemic alert also confirms that once a new strain of influenza virus that has pandemic potential is isolated and identified, it will generally take around six months for the vaccine to be ready and available. This is because the process of making a vaccine involves different steps that are sequential and each step needs a particular amount of time to be completed. Furthermore, the WHO is well aware that media reports have rightly expressed great concern regarding the safe use of vaccines for the H1N1 influenza pandemic. The people need to be assured that all necessary procedures for licensing of these pandemic vaccines will not compromise quality or safety.