Puerto Rico (PR) Swine Flu

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All About Swine Flu in Puerto Rico (PR)

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 Puerto Rico:


Puerto Rico Regions
Puerto Rico - the main island itself
Culebra
Vieques, also known as Isla Nena or Little Girl Island, is a small, rural island approximately 18 miles East of Puerto Rico.

Swine Flu in Puerto Rico (PR) - 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 Puerto Rico (PR) - 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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How can swine flu be treated?
Swine flu treatment varies according to its intensity. In suspected cases in Puerto Rico(PR) Empiric antiviral treatment is suggested. With the onset of symptoms the treatment should be started. In individuals who show confirmed symptoms Tamiflu (Ioseltamivir) or Relenza (zanamivir) is recommended. In pregnant women the medications are different and this is a complicated situation.


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Swine Flu in Puerto Rico (PR) - How to Prevent?

Humans around the world and in Puerto Rico (PR) 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 Puerto Rico (PR). Always, remember, prevention is better than cure. Though, there are vaccinations available in the market now to treat the patients.

 

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