The respiratory disease caused by influenze viruses that infect the respiratory tract of pigs and result in barking cough, decreased appetite, nasal secretions and listless behavior, and also this virus is transmitted to humans seen as very dangerous disease. A season’s first case of Swine Flu (H1N1and H3N2 influeza virus) has been reported in Uttar Pradesh.
According to an official, the season’s first Swine Flu case has been reported in Lucknow of Uttar Pradesh. A woman at a private hospital was tested positive for H1N1 virus.
The official said that, a 60-year-old woman undergoing treatment for cough, cold and high fever at a private hospital was tested positive for Swine Flu on Thursday. For further checks, her blood samples were sent to the Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Science and were tested positive there.
Doctors at the pulmonary department said the woman would be shifted to an isolated ward.
Swine Flu viruses may mutate so that they are easily transmissible among humans and because of that it is considered as a dangerous disease. There are some symptoms of Swine Flu in humans are fever (100 F or greater), cough, nasal secretions, fatigue and headache and the incubation period for the disease is about one to four days.
Swine flu is contagious about one day before symptoms develop to about five to seven days after symptoms develop, some patients may be contagious for a longer time span. The disease lasts about three to seven days with more serious infections lasting about nine to 10 days.
To prevent or reduce the chances of becoming infected with influenza viruses the best way is Vaccination and to care at primary level go to specialists, pediatricians and emergency.
--with agency inputs