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Let's talk about Swine Flu

Swine flu, also known as H1N1 influenza, is a respiratory illness caused by a virus that normally infects pigs. The virus can spread from pigs to people and from person to person. Swine flu can cause mild to severe illness, and in some cases, it can be fatal.

The symptoms of swine flu can be similar to the symptoms of other respiratory illnesses, such as the common cold or the flu. Did you know our disinfectant has been tested against H1N1?

Symptoms can include:

  • Fever

  • Cough

  • Sore throat

  • Runny or stuffy nose

  • Body aches

  • Headache

  • Fatigue

  • Chills

  • Vomiting

  • Diarrhea

In some cases, swine flu can cause more serious complications, such as pneumonia, bacterial infections, and multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C). MIS-C is a rare but serious condition that can affect children and young adults who have had swine flu. Symptoms of MIS-C can include:

  • High fever

  • Rash

  • Swollen hands, feet, and face

  • Red eyes

  • Joint pain

  • Stomachache

  • Vomiting

  • Diarrhea

  • Difficulty breathing

  • Fast heart rate

  • Low blood pressure

If you think you or your child may have swine flu, it is important to see a doctor right away. There are antiviral medications that can help to treat swine flu, and they are most effective when they are started early in the illness.

There are a few things you can do to help prevent the spread of swine flu:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water.

  • Be sure to disinfect your facility or home regularly. Fogging has been proved to be the most effective application method for disinfecting. Contact Sprinkle Spray today to get a free quote of your facility.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

  • Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze.

  • Stay home from work or school if you are sick.

  • Get vaccinated against swine flu. The vaccine is the best way to protect yourself from swine flu.

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