How to protect yourself?
How to protect yourself?
Prevention of H1N1 to date may not be effective at a hundred percent, however, to take measures to prevent the disease is necessary. First of all, you need to carefully monitor your own health, especially in the period of the risk of influenza and its variants. In the period from autumn to spring, try to take drugs that enhance the immune system and increase the body's natural powers, giving him the opportunity to fight against various infections and diseases.
But the popular methods is not enough. Prevention of swine flu should consist of a comprehensive approach. Of course, healthy sleep, compliance with all health standards and a healthy lifestyle is required to bear fruit, however, do not forget that during the epidemic just need to take stimulants. These drugs include all drugs that contain an interferon, and in the first place, Tamiflu (a drug used for the direct treatment of the disease), Laferon Laferobion, Arbidol (a drug often prescribed, and has a positive effect on the application, although its effectiveness as a preventive drugs against H1N1 is not proven WHO). The dosage of these drugs is assigned several times less than the direct treatment, but their reception is considered a must in the complex disease prevention.
Also, the main advice for the prevention of H1N1 - Avoid contact with people who you think are unhealthy. If you notice that at work or anywhere else there is a risk of infection with the H1N1 flu, should immediately take a vacation for recuperation and stop to visit crowded places for the period until the spread of the virus did not come to naught.
What is Flu?
Flu - an infectious disease of the respiratory tract caused by various influenza viruses. Influenza can be uncomplicated in which the forecast is quite favorable, and can have very serious consequences, including death.
There are three types of influenza viruses: A, B and C. A and these viruses cause annual epidemics. Type C infections cause mild respiratory illness and is considered that it does not cause epidemics. Type A viruses are divided into subtypes. Subtype that has been found in people worldwide include H1N1, H1N2, H3N2 and other strains.
Flu are constantly changing with time, usually as a result of mutations (changes in viral RNA). This constant change often allows the virus to evade the immune system of the host (human, birds and other animals), so that the host is susceptible to changes in the influenza virus infection throughout their lives. This process works as follows: host, infected with influenza virus develops antibody against that virus, as well as the virus changes, developed the "first" antibody does not recognize "new" viruses and infections. Prior to the development of antibodies to the new virus, the disease can occur in full swing. Previously developed antibodies can in some cases provide partial protection from infection with the new influenza virus.
Complications of flu can include:
- Bacterial pneumonia
- Ear or sinus infections
- Exacerbation of chronic diseases
There is a certain group of people most susceptible to complications from the seasonal flu. These include:
- Elderly people aged 65 years and older
- Children up to 2 years
- People of any age who have chronic diseases (eg, diabetes, asthma, chronic heart failure, lung disease).