Influenza virus or swine flu virus is a rapidly spreading infection which can become fatal in many cases. New strains of this virus are formed very rapidly that requires new ways to treat it. Best way to treat this infection is to prevent it. Prevention is only possible by knowing its causes. It is a droplet infection; few of its causes are listed below.
Touching germ affected area
Touching areas such as doorknobs, railings, and other things in public places can transmit viruses. To avoid such contamination properly sanitize your hands and avoid touching your face without washing them.
From air droplets
Swine flu is an airborne infection. If an infected person sneezes or coughs, the droplets are suspended in the air. Inhaling in this air may infect a healthy individual. It can be prevented to an extent by wearing a mask, especially in public and crowded places.
Sharing food with an infected person
Sharing the same cutlery and food should be avoided during flu season as it can be easily contaminated. Don’t share your bottle, spoon, and fork etc to avoid getting infected.
Viral infections are spread through body fluids. Thus, in order to save yourself from the flu, it is important to take extra care of your personal hygiene.
Also, if you have any symptoms of the flu, go for a check-up, even if the symptoms aren’t discomforting. For more help, please contact Bansal Global Hospital through the helpdesk.