Sunday, August 16, 2009

SWINE FLU [പന്നിപ്പനി]

Dear Friends

Swine flu in India is spreading like wildfire, taking the toll to six.
Officials say there are currently more than 800 cases of the H1N1 flu
strain in India. Governments from all around the world are finding
ways to combat this deadly disease. The symptoms of this disease are
high fever, aches, fatigue, coughing or breathing difficulties,
headaches, vomitting and diarrhoea. So what can you do to protect
yourself? Stay calm and practice these 10 effective prevention tips.

1. Wash your hands frequently

Use antibacterial soaps to cleanse your hands. Wash them often, at
least 15 seconds and rinse with running water ( Branch Managers are
requested to ensure availability of antibacterial soaps in the

2. Get enough sleep

Try to get 8 hours of good sleep every night to keep your immune
system in top flu-fighting shape.

3. Keep hydrated and stay in ventilated rooms.

Drink 8 to10 glasses of water each day to flush toxins from your
system and maintain good moisture and mucous production in your
sinuses. Avoid use of airconditioners and permit as much of air
circulation as possible.

4. Boost your immune system

Keeping your body strong, nourished, and ready to fight infection is
important in flu prevention. So stick with whole grains, colorful
vegetables, and vitamin-rich fruits.

5. Keep informed

The government is taking necessary steps to prevent the pandemic and
periodically release guidelines to keep the pandemic away. Please make
sure to keep up to date on the information and act in a calm manner.

6. Avoid alcohol

Apart from being a mood depressant, alcohol is an immune suppressant
that can actually decrease your resistance to viral infections like
swine flu. So stay away from alcoholic drinks so that your immune
system may be strong.

7. Be physically active

Moderate exercise can support the immune system by increasing
circulation and oxygenating the body. For example brisk walking for
30-40 minutes 3-4 times a week will significantly perk up your

8. Keep away from sick people

Flu virus spreads when particles dispersed into the air through a
cough or sneeze reach someone else’s nose. So if you have to be
around someone who is sick, try to stay a few feet away from them and
especially, avoid physical contact.

9. Know when to get help

Consult your doctor if you have a cough and fever and follow their
instructions, including taking medicine as prescribed.

10. Avoid crowded areas

Try to avoid unnecessary trips outside. Moreover, avoid touching your
eyes, nose or mouth. Germs spread this way

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