H1n1

October 19, 2009 lovelycdc

The H1N1 virus is a new flu virus that causes people to become ill by causing respiratory infections.  It is sometimes called the “swine flu” because a similar strand of flu can be found in pigs.  The H1N1 virus comes from Mexico. The virus is so strong because it is a triple- reassortment flu virus.  You contract the virus by droplets of the infected moisture from the mouth or nose goes into the air and is breathed in by others or land on surfaces, it enters the body of an uninfected person, it then fights the immune system causing that person to become ill. You can stay healthy by staying at least 6 feet away from an infected person, you have to wash your hands often and keep your hands out of your mouth and face.  Try to avoid shaking hands, hugging, and kissing.  Virus infection cases are higher in people ages 0-7.  And lower in ages 15 and higher.  It is higher in blacks, Hispanics, and Asians.  Some myths about the virus includes, catching it from eating pork, catching it from the water supply, and catching it from the neighborhood pool.  There are two types of vaccines available which are the nasal spray and the injection.  You can get the vaccine at any health clinic, hospitals, local health departments, community vaccination clinics, and pharmacies.  The vaccine costs around $20.  Doctors are more concerned with the H1N1 virus because it has a higher death rate, and it is affecting healthy younger people. 

I shared this information with my family by telling them everything I just told you. I also talked to my parents about getting the vaccines.  I will avoid getting the flu by keeping hand sanitizer around,and washing my hands after touching things in public.  I will change the  way I sneeze and cough,  I will do it in the crease of my elbow instead of my hands.  And I will disinfect the keyboard to the computer, light switches, door knobs, handles, and the telephone. 

LINKS

http://www.cdc.gov/H1N1flu/qa.htm

http://www.virology.ws/2009/03/02/origin-of-current-influenza-h1n1-virus/

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/147716.php

http://www.lewrockwell.com/sardi/sardi122.html

http://www.ehow.com/how_4947775_family-contracting-hn-swine-flu.html

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5833a1.htm

http://www.cdc.gov/h1n1flu/vaccination/public/vaccination_qa_pub.htm

http://www.heraldonline.com/front/story/1649150.html

 

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