Sunday, August 23, 2009

Spread of swine flu

1. Spread of swine influenza- A (H1N1) virus is thought to be same as the seasonal flu.

2. Swine flu virus spread mainly from person to person through coughing or sneezing and

rarely people may get infected by touching things contaminated with live flu viruses and

then touching their mouth or nose

3. Infected people may be able to infect others from the very 1st day, before symptoms develop

and continues up to 7 or more days, till active infection persists.

4. Children, especially younger children, might potentially be contagious for longer periods.

And virus can live for about 2 hours or longer on surfaces like cafeteria tables, doorknobs,

staircase and desks, so they can be the potential source of

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