New York (NY) Swine Flu

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All About Swine Flu in New York (NY)

Swine Influenza or commonly known as Swine Flu is the pig’s disease. This respiratory disease is caused Influenza by a virus and is highly contagious. It is reported that almost 1-4% of the infected pigs die because of this virus. The disease multiplies through both direct and indirect contact. Aerosols and pigs which are infected yet showing no symptoms also are responsible for spreading this disease far and wide. Though, round the world many pigs are now being vaccinated, but the havoc has been caused.

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Here is some General Information about New York:


New York Regions
Some people say that New York has two regions: New York City, and "Upstate", i.e., everything else. In fact New York is a large state with a number of distinct regions.

The Catskills
Thousand Islands -- more than just salad dressing
Long Island
Finger Lakes -- pretty lakes, breathtaking gorges and fantastic wine tours.
The Adirondacks
The Hudson Valley
The Mohawk Valley (Central New York)
Western New York
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Swine Flu in New York (NY) - The Medical Name

Though it is commonly the pigs’ disease, but humans have also been reported to be infected recently. Swine flu is the subtype of H1N1 influenza, though they may come from other sources namely- H1N2, H3N1, and H3N2. The current havoc caused is the outcome of H1N1 and in comparison to others is mild.

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Swine Flu in New York (NY) - The Symptoms

The symptoms of swine flu are same as that of seasonal influenza. The symptoms in the human vary from individual to individual on the basis of their immunity system. It may vary from no symptom at all, to mild, to severe to fatal. The common symptoms are Body aches, Chills, Cough, Headache, Sore throat, Fever, Fatigue or Tiredness, Vomiting and Diarrhea.

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Is the diagnosis of swine flu easy?
There are two ways of diagnosing swine flu in humans. One is nasopharyngeal, swab of the back of the throat to study viral culture. This method is quite effective and other is the indirect evidence test. This test involves the detection of antibodies in the human body. The other effective way of diagnosing swine flu is RT-PCR (Reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction). During this process the quantification of mRNA is carried out. During the test the viral load is checked for in an individual. Both tests should be available in New York(NY).


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Swine Flu in New York (NY) - How to Prevent?

Humans around the world and in New York (NY) are being infected of the disease either because of contact with infected pigs or contact with infected humans. In the case of spread of infection through humans a very close contact is needed. Though there are ways to avoid the disease from spreading. We all need to be vigilant and keep few things in mid like wash our hands at regularly intervals with soap, stay healthy, take plenty of sleep, work-out regularly, manage stress, drink lot of water, eat well, avoid getting in contact with surfaces where there are virus, maintain distance with sick people and avoid going to crowded places in New York (NY). Always, remember, prevention is better than cure. Though, there are vaccinations available in the market now to treat the patients.

 

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