Sunday, January 2, 2011

Swine Flu Appears Again

Symptoms of influenzas on swines, English. Generally in the winter season the influenza virus activity increases. The swine flu surfaces again along with other common influenza.
It has trebled its victims in Ireland within a week. There was news of some cases identified in New Delhi.
Immunity from vaccine lasts for 1 year that developed to a particular strain. Appearance of new strain at regular intervals for which influenza virus is notorious for, makes the previous immune status numb.
The risk groups are as usual;
  • Anyone aged 65 or over.
  • Patients of;
  1. Chronic chest condition such as asthma,
  2. Chronic heart disease,
  3. Chronic liver disease,
  4. Chronic kidney disease,
  5. Diabetes,
  6. Lowered immunity due to disease or treatment such as steroids or cancer therapy,
  7. Chronic neurological condition such as stroke, multiple sclerosis or a condition that affects your nervous system, such as cerebral palsy.
  • Pregnant women regardless of their stage of pregnancy.
  • Children who have previously been admitted to hospital with a chest infection.
  • Anyone living in a residential or nursing home.
It is better to get immunized to face the virus load in air that may build up subsequently.
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