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H1N1

What is H1N1 virus?


  • The H1N1 swine flu is a respiratory disease of pigs caused by the type A influenza virus that regularly infect pigs.
  • While swine flu viruses don't normally infect humans, changes to the virus has allowed this current strain to do so.

How does it spread?


  • The human H1N1 flu virus, like other flu viruses, spread mainly through the coughing or sneezing of a person infected with the flu virus.
  • People may become infected by touching something with the flu virus or germs on it and then touching their mouth or nose.
  • Germs on hard surfaces, such as counters or doorknobs, picked up on hands and spread when people touch their nose or mouth.

Can you get the H1N1 flu virus from eating pork or pork products?


  • No. proper cooking of pork products would kill any viruses in the meat.

Someone coughing on me. Will I get sick?


  • A lot of people are coughing and sneezing this time of the year, but just because they are, it doesn't man that they have H1N1 virus.
  • The likelihood is extremely low and it is unlikely the person had the H1N1 flu virus as B.C. still has a relatively low count of confirmed cases.
  • So wash your hands often.
  • Alcohol based hand sanitizers are also effective.
  • If you feel sick, let your parents know and stay home from school. If your symptoms get worse, phone your health care provider.

What are the symptoms?


  • The symptoms of the H1N1 flu virus are similar to the symptoms of regular flu.
  • They include fever, cough, sore throat, body aches, headaches, chills, fatigue and, occasionally, vomiting and diarrhea.

Is it deadly? Should I be worried?


  • In general, around 800 people in B.C. die each year from the seasonal flu and pneumonia.
  • The majority of the H1N1 flu virus cases in Canada have been mild so far and all the patients are either recovering or have already recovered.
  • It is important to be aware of what steps you can take to prevent the spread of this or any other flu virus.

What can I do to protect myself and others?


  • Here are some practical ways you can help prevent the spread of infection
  • Wash your hands frequently, especially before eating

Will wearing a mask help?


  • Masks might help prevent a sick person from spreading the virus, and medical personnel might benefit by wearing special equipment including masks, but masks are not proven means of prevention for the general public.
  • The best way to avoid getting sick is to practice good hygiene and cleanliness and to avoid contact with people who are sick.

Is there a cure for H1N1 flu virus?


  • Right now, there is no vaccine to protect against the current strain of H1N1.
  • It is important to take common sense precautions to prevent the spread of this, or any other flu virus, such as:
  • Wash your hands frequently, especially before eating;
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth;
  • Don't share the same cup or utensils with other people;
  • Sneeze into a tissue instead of your hands and then throw the tissue away;
  • Try to avoid close contact with sick people; and
  • Tell your parents if you don't feel well and stay home from school if you are sick.

I just got back from vacation. Should I be worried? Should I stay home from school?


  • Regardless of where you have traveled, if you are feeling well and not showing any flu symptoms, you can go to school as usual.
  • If you are feeling sick, regardless of whether you have traveled or not, you should let your parents know an stay home from school.

My friends just came back from Mexico. Can I still hangout with them?


  • It does not matter where people have been, if someone is sick with flu-like symptoms, it's best to stay clear until they are feeling well again.

Lots of kids are homesick from school; will my school be closing?


  • It does not matter where people have been, if someone is sick with flu-like symptoms, it's best to stay clear until they are feeling well again.


DENGUE

What is DENGUE?


DO'S AND DON'TS FOR DENGUE CONTROL
Do's for Preventing Dengue Fever
  • We must ensure that there are no likely mosquito breeding sites in the area. Any water collections any where, should be dried of, or covered fully: if possible stagnant water should be covered with a thin film of oil.
  • Keep all the water containers/overhead tank etc. properly covered.
  • Dry all the desert coolers & containers in house, offices, factories, schools, etc. once a week.
  • Add two table-spoons of petrol/kerosene oil in coolers, containers, uncovered/ improperly covered tanks, etc. If they can't be dried weekly.
  • Use mosquito repellents on exposed parts during day time to prevent mosquito bites.
  • Use mesh doors / windows, mosquito coils, vapor mats etc. to keep mosquitoes away.
  • Use mosquitoes nets even during day time especially for infants and small children.
  • Wear full sleeved clothes and long dresses/trousers that cover arms and legs especially during epidemic season to prevent mosquito bite.
  • Protect dengue patients from mosquito bites by any of above methods.
  • Weekly anti-larval measures in and around construction sites where there are water collections.

  • Dont's for Preventing Dengue Fever
  • Don't let water collect and around houses, offices, school etc.
  • Don't let water collect in broken earthenware pots, bottles, flower vase, etc. outside or on rooftops.
  • Don't leave water in desert coolers when not in use.
  • Don't store water in uncovered or improperly covered containers/tanks.
  • Don't store tyres outside workshops, go down, etc.
  • Don't give Aspirin / Brufen to patient with dengue / suspected case of Dengue fever.

How to Prevent Dengu?


    DO'S AND DON'TS FOR DENGUE CONTROL
    Do's for Preventing Dengue Fever
  • We must ensure that there are no likely mosquito breeding sites in the area. Any water collections any where, should be dried of, or covered fully: if possible stagnant water should be covered with a thin film of oil.
  • Keep all the water containers/overhead tank etc. properly covered.
  • Dry all the desert coolers & containers in house, offices, factories, schools, etc. once a week.
  • Add two table-spoons of petrol/kerosene oil in coolers, containers, uncovered/ improperly covered tanks, etc. If they can't be dried weekly.
  • Use mosquito repellents on exposed parts during day time to prevent mosquito bites.
  • Use mesh doors / windows, mosquito coils, vapor mats etc. to keep mosquitoes away.
  • Use mosquitoes nets even during day time especially for infants and small children.
  • Wear full sleeved clothes and long dresses/trousers that cover arms and legs especially during epidemic season to prevent mosquito bite.
  • Protect dengue patients from mosquito bites by any of above methods.
  • Weekly anti-larval measures in and around construction sites where there are water collections.

  • Dont's for Preventing Dengue Fever
  • Don't let water collect and around houses, offices, school etc.
  • Don't let water collect in broken earthenware pots, bottles, flower vase, etc. outside or on rooftops.
  • Don't leave water in desert coolers when not in use.
  • Don't store water in uncovered or improperly covered containers/tanks.
  • Don't store tyres outside workshops, go down, etc.
  • Don't give Aspirin / Brufen to patient with dengue / suspected case of Dengue fever.

How to suspsect Dengue?


    A Patient Suffering From Dengue Fever Will have Two or More of the Following:
  • Fever
  • Severe Headache
  • Pain in the eyes
  • Muscle Joint Pain
  • Rash on the body
  • Bleeding in the skin or from internal organs
  • In severe cases the patient can surfer from .Dengue Shock Syndrome which is often fatal.

Treatment?


  • Patient should be encouraged to take rest and abundant fluids.
  • Drugs like Aspirin, Brufen should not be used.
  • Treatment is mainly symptomatic & supportive.
  • Patients with bleeding manifestations & low platelet counts may need transfusion of blood components.
  • All the patients effective by dengue fever do not require hospitalization.
  • Patients with high fever, vomiting, rapid pulse, low blood pressure, low platelet counts or bleeding requires treatment immediately.

Enquiry


  • For any enquiry & knowledge about Dengue please contact or Mail Us Our Hospital between 3:00 to 4:00 pm Phone :+91- 11-42888888


HEPATITIS

What is Hepatitis?


  • Hepatitis is a liver disease. Hepatitis (HEP-ah-TY-tis) makes your liver swell and stops it from working right. Hepatitis is caused by viruses. Common viruses include A,B,C and E. Virus is a germ that causes sickness (for example, the flu is caused by a virus). People pass viruses to each other. A virus that cause jaundice are called 'Hepatitis' viruses. It may be spread through contaminated water or blood or blood products.

How do we get hepatitis A & E?


    Hepatitis A & E are spread through
  • Drinking water that is contaminated with sewage water.
  • Eating food that has been prepared by someone with Hepatitis A or E.
  • Close personal contact with someone who is infected.

How do prevent hepatitis A & E?


  • Always wash hands after using toilet and before handling or eating food.
  • Drink safe portable drinking water. If doubtful source of water, boil water.
  • Don't eat unwashed, raw, peeled fruits and vegetables.
  • Don't use ice cubes.
  • Wear gloves if you have to touch other peoples stool or body secretions.

  • IS THERE ANY VACCINE FOR HEPATITIS A AND E ?
  • There is no vaccine for Hepatitis E.
  • There is an effective and safe vaccine for Hepatitis A. It requires two shots at 6 months interval.

How do prevent hepatitis B & C?


  • Use condom when having sex.
  • Don't share drug needles with anyone.
  • Wear gloves if you handle blood or body secretions.
  • Don't share shaving razors or toothbrushes.
  • Make sure any tattooing or body piercing is done using clean tools.
  • Vaccination is available for Hepatitis B.

  • IS THERE ANY VACCINE FOR HEPATITIS B AND C ?
  • There is a vaccine available for Hepatitis B. It requires three doses.
  • Vaccination of all children born to mothers with hepatitis B as soon as possible preferably within 12 hours.
  • There is no vaccine for Hepatitis C.

What are the symptoms of hepatitis?


  • Hepatitis can make you feel like you have the flu, you might feel tired and fatigued, have fever, not want to eat, have stomach pain, have loose motions or light colored stools, dark yellow urine, yellowish eyes and skin.

  • WHAT ARE THE WARNING SYMPTOMS IN HEPATITIS?
  • Persistent vomiting and decreased intake, drowsiness, abnormal behaviour, bleeding from gums or any site. Pregnant women with hepatitis must see a specialist.

What is the treatment of Hepatitis A and E?


  • No specific medicine for early recovery.
  • Require symptomatic treatment.
  • Normal diet (There is no special Diet).

  • What is the treatment of Hepatitis B AND C ?
  • Hepatitis B and C need specialized treatment by Gastroentcrologists.

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