Swine Flu Resurgence: Symptoms, Causes & Potential Treatments
Since time immemorial, humanity has witnessed the emergence of an assortment of epidemics, some mild in nature and some so virulent that they almost wiped out half of the world population. However, in the recent centuries, the fight against life threatening diseases has evolved leaps and bounds while delivering results that have led to eradication of illnesses likes polio and smallpox. Although man’s battle against bacteria, viruses and microbes continue to bear excellent fruits, yet there are times when these invisible killing machines mutate or transform themselves. This transformation brings about a whole new series of disease and death, across large swaths of land.
One such pandemic that is still doing rounds across the globe is, ‘Swine Flu’. Also known as H1N1, initially swine flu was isolated to the animal kingdom, specifically pigs. However, in the year 2009, the first case of human infection of the H1N1 was reported in Mexico and soon turned into a global pandemic with the World Health Organization (WHO) terming it its first ever ‘public health emergency of international concern’ or PHEIC.
1. Symptoms of Swine Flu (H1N1):
Although swine flu represents different characteristics and virulent nature than other forms of influenza, yet the symptoms of both are eerily similar. Patients suffering from H1N1 usually exhibit symptoms mirroring influenza that includes headaches, dry cough, fever, sore throat and fatigue. While these are the common symptoms of swine flu, there have been notable cases, wherein affected individuals have also exhibited vomiting, diarrhea and even neurological issues as part of H1N1 symptoms.
2. Higher Susceptibility Rates:
While the 2009 swine flu pandemic hit men, women and children of just about every age and geography, yet it was later deduced that certain factors might make some more vulnerable to this disease than others. People of over 65 years of age, children below the age of 5 and pregnant women were found to be more susceptible to the virus. Furthermore, children with pre-diagnosed neuro-developmental conditions including muscular dystrophy and cerebral palsy were also found to be extremely prone to swine flu.
Besides, the usual cases of swine flu victims, WHO and Centers for Disease Control & Prevention had during the pandemic an alarming pattern of severe H1N1 cases in healthy individuals. Some of the patients infected with swine flu virus exhibited rapid deterioration within three to five days of being infected. In several cases, this rapid escalation of swine flu led to respiratory failure within 24 hours, thus requiring immediate admission to the intensive care units.
The 2009 H1N1 pandemic led to the invention of H1Na vaccines to treat human subjects. The very first human-targeted swine flu vaccine (nasal spray variant) was introduced in early October 2009 and was recommended for patients between the age of 2 to 49. The H1N1 vaccine further evolved into an intravenous vector and was extensively tested by the CDC before being recommended for the elderly, infants and even pregnant women. Furthermore, with the introduction of the second H1N1 vaccine variant, the nasal spray version has since 2016 been classified as ‘not recommended’ for swine flu treatment.
While swine flu can only be cured with a targeted anti-H1N1 vaccination, yet as the disease’s symptoms mimic those of seasonal flu, you can definitely go for herbal cures for flu that would at the least, aid in abating the symptoms. One such phytomedicine for flu is PhytoRelief CC (PRCC), which carries the highly beneficial and synergetic properties of turmeric, pomegranate and ginger. Armed with the anti-viral and anti-bacterial benefits, PRCC offers instant and long-lasting relief from cough, cold and flu symptoms.
As the flu symptoms begin to recede with the combination of the H1N1 vaccine and PhytoRelief, you should begin to focus on your mobility, which would have been compromised by joint pains as the swine flu progressed. To ensure speedy recovery and that too in a naturally devised manner, you should begins a steady regimen of FlexiQule. Featuring cutting edge PhytoAdvance technology, this best natural medicine for joint pain offers significant relief for joint pain and stiffness. Comprised of the goodness of ginger and boswellia serrata extracts, FlexiQule offers anti-inflammatory and anti-analgesic properties that can provide long-lasting relief as you recuperate from the H1N1.
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