Swine flu is spreading all around us and is claiming lives. Till now, we have got only to read about it in the newspapers or watch the newsreader reporting the deaths. But, it appears that, before long, this killer will be prowling in our neighborhood. The Medical Community has declared Swine Flu, a pandemic. They want all the nations to unite and combat this disease. So, deadly is this disease.
Yet, personal awareness and some precautions can help us ward off the lethal consequences of Swine Flu. We stand to benefit by watching the attached ppt. Please share it with your family and friends.
Know the Difference between Cold and Swine Flu Symptoms
|Fever||Fever is rare with a cold.||Fever is usually present with the flu in up to80% of all flu cases. A temperature of 100°F or higher for 3 to 4 days is associated with the
|Coughing||A hacking, productive (mucus- producing) cough is often present with a cold.||A non-productive (non-mucus producing) cough is usually present with the flu (sometimes referred to as dry cough).|
|Aches||Slight body aches and pains can be part of a cold.||Severe aches and pains are common with the flu.|
|Stuffy Nose||Stuffy nose is commonly present with a cold and typically resolves spontaneously within a week.||Stuffy nose is not commonly present with the flu.|
|Chills||Chills are uncommon with a cold.||60% of people who have the flu experience chills.|
|Tiredness||Tiredness is fairly mild with a cold.||Tiredness is moderate to severe with the flu.|
|Sneezing||Sneezing is commonly present with a cold.||Sneezing is not common with the flu.|
|Cold symptoms tend to develop over a few days.||The flu has a rapid onset within 3-6 hours. The flu hits hard and includes sudden symptoms like high fever, aches and pains.|
|Headache||A headache is fairly uncommon with a cold.||A headache is very common with the flu, present in 80% of flu cases.|
|Sore Throat||Sore throat is commonly present with a cold.||Sore throat is not commonly present with the flu.|
|Chest discomfort is mild to moderate with a cold.||Chest discomfort is often severe with the flu.|
This is an informative Slide Show on Swine Flu.