Wellness - Preventive Care | 2-18 yrs

Protect Your Family Against Swine Flu

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It’s the time of the year again when people are falling ill to seasonal illnesses like flu. Children fall sick to seasonal changes alarmingly. As their immune system is still developing, children below 12 are more vulnerable to illnesses like swine flu. 

A type of flu, swine flu earned its name as it affects the respiratory tract of pigs. Caused by an influenza virus, swine flu is highly infectious in nature.   Parents often get confused as swine flu has similar symptoms like the regular flu. How do they know if their child has Swine Flu and needs proper medical care?

Are you putting your travel plans on hold as you are scared of catching the deadly flu? Fret not and go through the ClipBook below which gives some tips on how to travel safely during the swine flu season.

Here in this ClipBook on swine flu, we curated all the relevant links on the topic. Flip through the pages of the ClipBook to know details of the flu outbreak and measures to protect your family from it.

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Understanding Swine Flu

This article helps you understand what you need to do to stay at a safe distance from the deadly virus. After creating a havoc of sorts not long ago, the dreaded swine flu is back.

Signs Of Swine And Seasonal Flu In Children

Come into the forefront after the outbreak in 2009, Swine flu is a new strain of influenza (flu). Thanks to advances in the flu vaccine, swine flu is now more like the seasonal flu, with the same symptoms and recovery time.

Questions On Swine Flu: What Parents Need To Know

Protecting our children against any diseases is the topmost priority for any parents. Get all your questions about Swine Flu answered here from three paediatricians.

Caring For A Child With H1n1 Influenza

Does your child has already contacted H1 N1 influenza? If you are confused as to how to give him the proper care, go through the article to know more.

Swine Flu: Top 20 Questions And Answers

Do you find the available data on Swine flu confusing? Here are 20 top questions on Swine Flu with answers.

Five Preventive Measures To Keep The Disease At Bay

Commonly known as Swine Flu, H1N1 Influenza is a respiratory disease of pigs caused by type A influenza virus. The disease is contagious and dangerous leading to deaths. It can also be transmitted from person to person.

Swine Flu Symptoms And Treatment

Do you know that Swine Flu is resistant to older flu drugs? However, the virus is sensitive to antiviral drugs like Tamiflu and Relenza. Take it within 48 hours of the start of flu symptoms. Keep this in mind, not everyone needs treatment with th...

Travel In The Time Of Swine Flu?

Is your vacation plan going for a toss due to Swine Flu scare? Don't postpone your dates as you can still travel, that too with children, if you take proper care. Practice proper hygiene and take precautions to protect yourself from the swine flu....

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