Swine flu is an infection caused by any one of several types of swine flu viruses. Swine flu virus (SIV) or swine-origin influenza virus (S-OIV) is any strain of the influenza family of viruses that is endemic in pigs. As of 2009, the known SIV strains include influenza C and the subtypes of influenza A known as H1N1, H1N2, H2N1, H3N1, H3N2, and H2N3.
The Swine flu was initially seen in humans in Mexico in 2009, where the strain of the particular virus was a mixture from 3 types of strains. Six of the genes are very similar to the H1N2 influenza virus that was found in pigs around 2000.
Swine flu virus is common throughout pig populations worldwide. Transmission of the virus from pigs to humans is not common and does not always lead to human flu, often resulting only in the production of antibodies in the blood. If transmission does cause human flu, it is called zoonotic swine flu. People with regular exposure to pigs are at increased risk of swine flu infection.
Around the mid-20th century, identification of influenza sub types became possible, allowing accurate diagnosis of transmission to humans. Since then, only 50 such transmissions have been confirmed. These strains of swine flu rarely pass from human to human. Symptoms of swine flu in humans are similar to those of influenza and of influenza–like illness in general, namely chills, fever, sore throat, muscle pains, severe headache, coughing, weakness, shortness of breath, and general discomfort.
Swine Flu Symptoms
Swine Flu Protection / Prevention
Swine Flu Nitrile Gloves Hand Protection
These Swine flu gloves are designed to help avoid contact with the Swine Flu virus. These Swine flu gloves should be worn when using common items that other individuals have been using for example phone, door knobs, and ATM machines. Most flues are transmitted from person to person primarily by virus laden droplets that are generated when an infected person cough or sneezes. These droplets can be directly inhaled by you or if you touch a surface that has the droplet on them and then touch your eye, nose, or mouth you could become infected. These Swine flu gloves are design to be disposable and should not be reused because it will increase your chances of contaminating yourself. When removing the Swine flu glove peel the glove off from your wrist downward. That will keep the contaminated area of the Swine flu glove contained within the inside of the glove. Remember that Swine flu gloves are not an alternative to proper hand washing. You must wash hands frequently and immediately after removing your Swine flu gloves. We use Nitrile Swine Flu Gloves because some individuals are allergic to latex. Nitrile Swine Flu Gloves also offer a better fit and puncture resistance than disposable latex gloves.
N95 Swine Flu Masks – Respirators
Swine Flu Masks are use when in close contact with individuals or in a public area when a Swine Flu Pandemic has materialised. Most flues are transmitted from person to person primarily by virus laden droplets that are generated when an infected person cough or sneezes. These droplets can be directly inhaled by you; which means that you could become infected. Swine Flu Masks offers you a filter medium that protects you from inhaling these infected droplets. It is important that the Swine Flu Mask properly fits to your face and that your follow the manufacturers instruction on fitting the Swine Flu Mask to your face. You also need to be careful when removing the Swine Flu Mask to prevent infecting yourself because the outside of the Swine Flu Mask could be infected. These Swine Flu Masks are not designed to be reused and should be discard after each use. After removing your Swine Flu Mask you must wash hands frequently and immediately.
Swine Flu Eye Protection
Swine Flu Eye Protection is often an over looked form of protection by must individual. It is an important part of the of the overall protection program. Most flues are transmitted from person to person primarily by virus laden droplets that are generated when an infected person cough or sneezes. These droplets can come in contact with your eye; which means that you could become infected. Also if you touch or rub your eyes after touching an infected surface the virus could enter the eye infecting you. Swine Flu Eye Protection is design to prevent these droplets from contacting your eyes and also prevent you from touching your eyes. Swine Flu Eye Protection is a must and should not be overlooked. You should also not wear contact lenses when the Pandemic does occur the installing and removing of the lenses increase your risk of infection.
Swine Flu Disposable Isolation Gown
Swine Flu Disposable Isolation Gown are use to prevent contamination of clothing with the Swine flu virus. The Swine Flu Disposable Isolation Gown is design to be worn over your clothing. After the Swine flu disposable isolation gown is use it should be immediately discarded and not reused. After taking of your Swine flu disposable gown you should immediately wash your hands to prevent contamination of self and surfaces.
We Supply all of the above items including a Personal Swine Flu Prevention Kit
How to build a swine flu survival kit.
The idea is that if the spread of the flu becomes so severe that citizens are confined to their homes, these are a list of things one “should” have on hand:
- A two-week supply of food and water.
- Fever reducers, such as acetaminophen, ibuprofen, Cough and cold medications containing chlorpheniramine, diphenhydramine, oxymetazoline, and pseudoephedrine and lozenges with dyclonine, glycerin, or honey can help ease symptoms.
- Electrolyte drinks, such as Gatorade or Powerade, to keep you hydrated.
- Hand sanitizer with at least 60 percent alcohol, such as Purell, to kill viruses when soap and water aren’t available.
- Surgical masks with an FDA rating of at least N-95 to help prevent spreading the flu. Masks need to be replaced often and disposed of after use.
They also recommend general emergency supplies, such as:
- at least three days’ worth of nonperishable food
- at least one gallon of water per person, per day
- a first-aid kit that includes any prescription or over-the-counter medications your family might need