The Swine Flu Incubation Period

The swine flu incubation period was said to be just 24 to 48 hours, but it can range from a day to five days. In most cases in the US the swine flu ranged from two to seven days. The exact swine flu incubation period is still not known as it varies in different cases and places. But it is important to be vigilant and keep a strict eye on the symptoms for a week and then for around 10 days to be really safe.

The symptoms to look out for during the incubation period are similar to the regular influenza virus: fever, cough, body ache, headache, sore throat, fatigue, vomiting, diarrhea and breathing disorders. This virus spreads from one infected person to another, through sneezing and coughing.

The swine flu virus lives on surfaces so one can get it by touching an infected surface and then touching one’s nose, eyes or mouth. The following measures should be taken: washing of hands regularly, using sanitizers, refraining from touching one’s mouth, eyes and nose, wearing flu facemasks and respirators that are designed to keep out or filter viruses, staying away from crowded places etc.

A peculiarity of this swine flu is that it affects young people between 20 to 40 years – in their prime. It is disconcerting that people have very little or no immunity against this virus. According to the NBC Chief Science and Health Correspondent, the swine flu incubation period is determined to be just 3 to 4 days.

Top priority is to be given to personal hygiene in order to reduce the risk of infection.

The Smittstopp spray is an anti-viral spray that is highly effective in keeping the environment free of dangerous microorganisms, viruses and bacteria. Usages of this spray on surfaces have proved that there is long term protection from the influenza virus. The Smittstopp spray bonds very tightly to any surface. It coats the surface with positively charged cationic polymer which forms a thin layer once the spray dries.

This layer acts like a strong magnet to the negatively charged viruses and bacteria- anionic microorganisms – and attracts them to the surface whereupon they are instantly destroyed. This spray therefore works on the principle of “Electrostatic attraction”. Common sprays should not be used on top of the Smittstopp sprayed surface as these sprays are anionic (negatively charged) and will neutralize the effect of the cationic polymer on the microorganisms.

Use the Smittstopp spray on personal items like clothes, hand bags, purses, keys, cell phones etc. This will reduce the risk of infection. Public places like train and bus terminals, libraries, shopping malls, schools and colleges, should make it mandatory to use the spay on surfaces that are being constantly touched by the public like railings, switches, knobs, table tops, taps, handles etc.

Once the Smittstopp spray is used, its effects are long lasting. The spray prevents the viruses from breeding and spreading into the environment. Tests have also proved that clothes that were sprayed by this spray were still free from viruses and bacteria after almost 20 washes.

Extreme care should be taken to follow the precautionary measures recommended by health authorities during the swine flu incubation period. The person who shows symptoms of the swine flu must get immediate help and medication and should be quarantined so that others do not get infected. Early detection of the disease increases the chances of cure. Therefore it is up to every individual to be vigilant and keep the level of personal hygiene at its highest.