Navigation Links
Swine Flu Epidemic Reported on by Doctors on SIRIUS XM's Doctor Radio Channel
Date:4/30/2009

p>

TOP 10 SWINE FLU FAQs by Dr. Marc K. Siegel, Medical Director, Doctor Radio:

What Is Swine Flu?

It's a new strain of Influenza A, coming from a pig. The pig has contracted one human strain, two pig strains, and one bird strain of the flu. These all combined to make a new strain. Pigs are a Grand Central Station for flu and other viruses.

What Are the Symptoms?

They're similar to regular flu viruses, but the gastrointestinal symptoms are more severe. They include: severe fatigue; headache; sore throat; nasal congestion; vomiting; diarrhea; nausea

*Keep in mind regular flu season is over, so if you are experiencing flu-like symptoms, call your doctor.

How Do You Get It?

Mostly by infected people coughing/sneezing around you, also passing it by touch is likely.

How Is It Passed?

You can pass it on to other people by coughing/sneezing on or near them, and possibly even touching surfaces that they later touch (and then touch their face, eyes, nose, etc.).

How Is It Treated?

There's no 'cure' for it, but you need:

Isolation/Rest

Fluids

Keep fever down

Consider anti-viral drugs such as Tamiflu and Relenza, but keep in mind this strain is resistant to many older anti-viral drugs.

How do you protect yourself?

Frequent hand-washing

Avoid sick people

Don't cough or sneeze on others

Stay home if you're sick!

Can You Catch It from Eating Pork Products?

While people in Mexico likely contracted this from handling infected pigs, eating pork products should be safe. Keep in mind to cook pork to a temperature of 160 degrees Fahrenheit to kill any viruses.

Is Traveling Safe?

Travel to Mexico is still statistically quite safe; the problem is st
'/>"/>

SOURCE SIRIUS XM Radio
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3 4 5 6

Related medicine news :

1. All Natural System Sweeps Swine Flu Out with the Trash
2. Photos: How You Can Help Protect Yourself & Your Family From Swine Flu (H1N1)
3. Woodward Labs Reports Sales Spike for HandClens(R) Alcohol-Free Hand Sanitizer During Swine Flu Epidemic
4. T-System Releases Free Clinician Swine Flu Templates, Incorporating Updated CDC Interim Guidelines for Diagnosis and Treatment
5. DeltaTRAK Responds to Swine Flu Outbreak With Full Line of Products for Temperature Sensitive Vaccines
6. Help Stop Swine Fu - First Ever 24/7 Flu Widget Alert
7. Official Statement From the Belize Tourism Board Regarding Swine Flu Pandemic
8. Swine Flu Infections Surpass 100 in U.S.
9. Hand Washing Can Help Fight Against the Swine Flu
10. Public Health Laboratories To Assume Primary Responsibility for Confirmatory Testing of Swine Flu
11. K-State Researcher Finds That the 1918 Spanish Flu Virus Can Infect Swine and Resulted in Current Lineage of H1N1 Swine Influenza Viruses
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/25/2014)... Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) July 25, 2014 ... firm offering discount attorney’s fees with regard to ... Hastings provide a wide range of legal services ... of the negligence of another individual or corporation. Free ... of determining the validity of a potential personal ...
(Date:7/25/2014)... for lymphoma may lower men,s fertility, new research indicates. ... cancers of the body,s white blood cells, often affect ... For men, treatment for these cancers can harm or ... within two years of treatment, the researchers cautioned that ... significant side effect before treatment begins. "While many ...
(Date:7/25/2014)... 2014 Parkulture is proud ... and parkour instructor, Jared “JJ” Woods, will be competing ... American Ninja Warrior. The show will premiere on local ... will rerun on the new Esquire Network on Tuesday, ... resident, has been balancing careers as a professional stuntman ...
(Date:7/25/2014)... The Rottenstein Law Group LLP, ... 25 years of experience advocating for plaintiffs with ... announces the launch of its new website, ... believe they have been harmed by the prescription ... information about the severe adverse side effects allegedly ...
(Date:7/25/2014)... Twins, genes may play a greater role in language ... Researchers found more evidence that language traits, ... largely inherited. The study involving 473 sets of ... of language performance for twins than single-born children) was ... finding disputes hypotheses that attribute delays in early language ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Hastings and Hastings Announces Complimentary Consultation Services 2Health News:Hastings and Hastings Announces Complimentary Consultation Services 3Health News:Lymphoma Treatment May Harm, Halt Men's Sperm Production 2Health News:Jared “JJ” Woods Prepares for American Ninja Warrior City Finals 2Health News:Jared “JJ” Woods Prepares for American Ninja Warrior City Finals 3Health News:Rottenstein Law Group LLP Announces Launch of Xarelto Injury Website 2Health News:Genes May Be Key to Language Delay in Kids 2
... is very rare, affecting approximately one in every 100,000 ... i.e. they are born with empty eye sockets. This ... in the normal way in the first 28 days ... fitted with prosthetic eyes to allow normal facial// development. ...
... which occurs when the heart becomes so enlarged that it ... affects 35 in every 100,000 people. Researchers in the United ... journal Science that a defect in the gene phospholamban may ... the flow of calcium through the heart, enabling it to ...
... using a new imaging technique based on Magnetic Resonance ... now, MRI was used to show how Alzheimer's disease ... for memory and learning. And post-mortem studies revealed how ... the first time a three-dimensional time lapse video of ...
... by scientists at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health ... have called for urgent research into the impact of soya ... chemical in soya can damage the male reproductive organs. Though ... effect on humans, its effects on rats were so severe ...
... published in the February issue of the British Medical Journal ... more at risk of heart disease later in life than ... live infant in Scotland during the years 1981-85, were identified ... miscarriage or repeated miscarriages. Then, during 1981 to 1999, the ...
... blood has been believed to be the most ... heart disease is associated with increased levels of ... LDL(Low-Density Lipoprotein)or 'bad' cholesterol and HDL(High-Density Lipoprotein) or ... researchers in Canada and Sweden are now putting ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Miscarriage during pregnancy and heart disease linked 2
(Date:7/25/2014)... -- CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS ) will ... 2014, at 8:30 a.m. (EDT) with analysts and investors ... An audio webcast of the conference call will ... the CVS Caremark website for all interested parties.  To ... will be archived and available on the web site ...
(Date:7/25/2014)... July 25, 2014  Acsis Inc., the market ... serialization solutions, has recently posted an article, ... current and future needs for companies, extended supply ... supply chain model no longer work today.  The ... the growth of mobile technology, machine to machine ...
(Date:7/25/2014)... Research and Markets has announced ... Market 2014-2018" report to their offering. ... Diagnostic Device An ophthalmic diagnostic device ... or deficiency in the human visual pathway. Ophthalmic devices ... presbyopia, cataracts, glaucoma, retinal disorders, conjunctivitis, and dry eyes. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Acsis Addresses Questions on the Modern Supply Chain 2Global Ophthalmic Diagnostic Devices Market 2014-2018: Key Vendors are Alcon, Carl Zeiss, Haag-Streit and Topcon 2
... 2011 Thoratec Corporation (Nasdaq: THOR ), a ... support and restore failing hearts, today announced that it will ... 2011 on Tuesday, November 1. The company will ... operating activities, open to all interested parties, at 1:30 p.m., ...
... 2011 NxStage Medical, Inc. (Nasdaq: ... products, today announced it ranked 141 on Deloitte,s Technology ... media, telecommunications, life sciences and clean technology companies in ... year revenue growth during the period from 2006–2010. NxStage ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Thoratec Schedules Third Quarter Conference Call, Webcast 2NxStage® Ranked Number 141 on the Fastest Growing Company in North America on Deloitte's 2011 Technology Fast 500™ 2NxStage® Ranked Number 141 on the Fastest Growing Company in North America on Deloitte's 2011 Technology Fast 500™ 3
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
Medicine Products: