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Two Swine Flu Death Reported in Three Days in Assam

In the last few days, cases of swine flu have been increasing rapidly in Assam. Several cases of swine flu infection have been reported here in Barak Valley, Two death has been reported in three days including death of a minor.

In view of the increasing cases of infection, the health department in the state is trying to stop the spread of this disease. Swine flu is a serious disease, which is caused by the H1N1 virus.

This disease has taken the form of an epidemic in the year 2009, due to which its increasing cases have once again increased the concern. In such a situation, to prevent this disease, know all the important things related to swine flu-

H1N1 flu, sometimes called swine flu, is a type of influenza A virus, according to the Mayo Clinic. During the 2009–10 flu season, a new H1N1 virus began causing disease in humans. It was often called swine flu and was a new combination of influenza viruses that infect pigs, birds, and humans.

The World Health Organization (WHO) declared H1N1 flu a pandemic in 2009. That year the virus caused about 284,400 deaths worldwide. Later in August 2010, WHO declared the epidemic over. But the H1N1 flu strain that emerged from the pandemic became one of the strains that causes seasonal flu

Symptoms of the flu caused by H1N1, commonly known as swine flu , are similar to those of other flu viruses. These symptoms develop about 1 to 4 days after exposure to the virus. Symptoms usually start quickly and may include:-

body pain
sore throat
muscle pain
eye pain
fatigue and weakness
runny or stuffy nose
feeling pain in stomach
feeling cold and sweating
red eyes and watery eyes

How to protect yourself from swine flu?

The easiest and most effective way to prevent swine flu is to get vaccinated.

The flu vaccine can reduce your risk of getting the flu. The seasonal flu vaccine protects against three or four influenza viruses each year.

Whenever it comes to infectious diseases, it is important to rely on reliable medical information for awareness.

Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when coughing or sneezing. Remember to safely dispose of the tissue immediately after use.

Wash hands frequently with soap and water or use hand sanitizer.

Avoid close contact with people who are obviously sick or who are likely to be sick.

If you are showing any symptoms of flu, maintain distance from people to prevent it from spreading to others.