Precautions to be taken during the swine flu incubation period.

There are many precautions to be taken by the people during the swine flu incubation period that will help curb the outbreak and reduce the risks of infection considerably. The swine flu outbreak in Mexico was the start of the infectious disease. Soon after that, confirmed cases were reported all over the world including countries like the US, Canada, Spain and New Zealand. The incubation period for the swine flu is
determined to be between 2 to 7 days.

Symptoms during these days are similar to the regular flu: persistent fever, vomiting, sore throat, body ache, headache, fatigue, acute breathing and respiratory disorders, diarrhea etc. A close watch has to be kept on the person suffering from the above and immediate medical treatment should be given. Early detection of the swine flu symptoms and proper medication like anti-virals and quarantine etc. will ensure a cure and recovery.

When a person has the swine flu symptoms, others who are around and are looking after or nursing the patient have to be extremely careful in following strict precautionary measures like wearing a respirator that is specially designed to keep out and filter out viruses and bacteria, washing of hands regularly with a sanitizer, etc. It is also extremely important to cover one’s mouth and nose while coughing and sneezing. Personal hygiene should be at a high level and awareness of the disease should prompt people not to be negligent and careless but cautious and sensible.

One way of keeping surfaces free of viruses and infection is the Smittstopp spray. This spray can be used on all surfaces. It sticks or bonds strongly to the surface and leaves a layer of cationic polymer that is positively charged on the surface. This coating attracts the negatively charged anionic microorganisms (viruses and bacteria) to it, killing them in an instant. Thus the spray works on the principle of “electrostatic attraction”. The viruses do not have the time to breed and spread in this way, and the environment is safe.
The swine flu virus can infect surfaces. Touching these infectious surfaces and then touching one’s eyes, nose and mouth can be very dangerous. Therefore the use of an antiviral spray like the Smittstopp spray is vital on these surfaces. Do not use any common spray on top of the surface that is already sprayed with the Smittstopp spray. This is because most common sprays are negatively charged and if sprayed they neutralize the effect of the positively charged cationic polymer.

The Smittstopp spray should be used in all public places that can easily get contaminated like toilets, terminals, schools and institutions, clinics and hospitals, shopping malls and restaurants etc. Table tops, switches, fans, door knobs, lift buttons, railings, and handles etc. Personal items too can be sprayed like car keys, items of jewelry, spectacles, hand bags, purses, cell phones etc. to ensure safety.

The Smittstopp spray is a boon to the public as it guarantees a long term protection and lowers the risk of infection. Even clothes can be sprayed with this. Tests have proved that clothes have retained their effects of the Smittstopp spray even after 20 washes.
All precautions to be taken during the swine flu incubation period have to be taken seriously and responsibly. One of the recommended measures is wearing the swine flu facemask or respirator. These masks are to be disposed of in a correct manner – one should not touch the outside surface that is contaminated – and worn so that it covers the mouth and nose without leaving any gaps or openings.