As of late more than 200 individuals in India have died in under two months because of swine flu. With the lethal infection spreading rapidly in Rajasthan, Gujarat, Telangana, and the capital city, New Delhi, tourists are particularly vulnerable to getting swine flu since they are exposed to countless individuals, some of whom may be infected with the H1N1 infection. Likewise, air travelers are compelled to sit in a restricted space with many other individuals breathing reused air for an expanded time of time.
Taking a couple of safety measures can help you avoid swine flu while traveling India.
What is right now referred to as the “swine flu” is a respiratory sickness with indications like that of the well-known regular seasonal flu. While initially thought to begin with pigs, it has not been confined in swine. The symptoms look a great deal like a common flu and include fever (more than 100°F or 37.8°C), cough, sore throat, body hurts, migraine, chills and fatigue. It is reported that diarrhea and vomiting can also be included with the symptoms of illness. There’s no real way to tell on the off-chance that you have the swine flu unless a respiratory example is taken inside the initial 4-5 days and sent to the pathology lab for further testing.
Wash Your Hands
Washing hands is the best conceivable approach to evade the swine flu. Most swine flu contamination happens when an individual touches something contaminated with H1N1 infection then touches his mouth, nose or eyes. Wash your hands regularly while travelling, particularly after using the washroom before eating. Bring alcohol based hand sanitizer and anti-bacterial wipes. Use a disinfectant when possible or simply use soap and water.
Dodge Sneezers and Coughers
Avoid any individual who is sniffling or coughing. These are the individuals most likely to give you the swine flu. In the event that you are sitting close to somebody sneezing or coughing on a flight, ask to sit some place else. On the off-chance that is unrealistic, graciously ask the individual to conceal her nose and mouth on the grounds that you can’t afford to be sick. Furthermore in the event that you sneeze, keep a disposable tissue before your mouth, in the wake of sneezing or cleaning out your nose discard the tissue.
Wear a Mask
Surgical masks are turning into a typical sight on planes and in air terminals. You may get a curious look infrequently, yet that protects you from getting the swine flu. Wearing a surgical mask or respirator will help you protect from getting swine flu through the air. It can likewise help keep you from spreading it on the off-chance that you are now contaminated. Masks or respirators can be bought at any local pharmacy or chemist stores. Special N95 Respirators or masks are most advantageous in control of swine flu.
There is a H1N1 immunization that helps in prevention of swine flu. It is accessible at clinics and hospitals in most big cities, yet is frequently saved for high-risk patients. This includes kids under 2 years of age, pregnant ladies, senior residents, medical professionals and those with low immunity. On the off-chance that you are qualified for the H1N1 immunization, get it quickly. In the event that you are not in a high-risk group, check if any medicinal offices will permit you to get one in any case.
All swine flu vaccines in India are imported. Each swine flu shot costs anywhere between 500 – 1000 Rupees and can offer you protection for one year.
If you are in good overall health, no need to worry about swine flu. Your immune system will help fight off this virus. While you are on travel, try to be physically dynamic, consume a well-balanced nutritious diet, drink a lot of fluids, manage stress and get no less than eight hours of sleep every night. The swine flu infection is more likely to infect somebody who is not fit and healthy. Think about taking as a Vitamin C supplement to boost your immunity. The healthier you are, the better you will resist the infection.
Don’t share utensils or drinks.
In cafeteria settings, it’s not uncommon for individuals to share glasses or other utensils or take a sip from another person’s beverage. This should be completely avoided as the virus can be transferred through saliva from one person to other.
Watch Out Air Travel
During air travel, the airflow systems in planes are designed such as to help minimize the risk of the H1N1 flu spreading because the air flows across the rows of seats instead of front to back. It is continuously mixed with a combination of fresh air and circulated air that usually passes through a series of filters.
One of the most popular myths is that everybody on the plane is breathing the same air and that germs just endlessly recirculate within the cabin. In fact, air on the airplane is probably cleaner than in most indoor spaces.
Yet passengers are still confined to an enclosed space where contagious diseases could spread. Contaminants, such as the small droplets emitted by a cough, do move to other areas of the cabin. Within seconds of one person coughing the droplets have spread outward and nearby passengers get the biggest dose. After 15 minutes those particles could have traveled as far as 10 rows away.
Although exposure does not mean you will get sick, it’s best not to take any chances.
Stay At Home
And if you’re the one who is feeling sick, do your fellow travelers a favor and stay home.