Swine Flu Mexico - What Is The Impact?

The swine flu Mexico locked battled with has become a deadly epidemic that is now spreading across the United States, Canada, and other nations.

Swine flu or novel H1N1 virus is caused by swine influenza virus (SIV).

Up until recently, swine flu was most commonly founding pigs and rarely affected people.  However, reports from the CDC show that the 2009 Mexico swine flu outbreak is caused by new strain of swine influenza A (H1N1).

But what concerns the World Health Organization (WHO) most is the increased
number of people diagnosed with H1N1 strains as well as the increase in the death toll.

Since the swine flu Mexico first encountered moves rapidly by being spread through person-to-person contact, containment is virtually impossible.  This means people everywhere must be well of aware of symptoms and all preventative measures.

As it turns out, swine flu symptoms are no different than the seasonal flu that hits in the fall.  Many have complained of vomiting and diarrhea as well as a spiked fever, sore throat, and body aches.

You’ll be glad to know that swine flu is not life threatening despite the fact that there have been quite a few swine flu deaths.   Those at risk are typically people with compromised immune systems such as children, the elderly, and those diagnosed with HIV/Aids virus for instance.

If you want to protect yourself, make it a habit to wash your wands with warm, soapy water for at least 20 seconds.  And cover your mouth when sneezing and coughing.  If no tissue is available, use the inside of your arm.

Remember that an infected person unwittingly spread flu germs from the very onset of his or her symptoms.  They remain contagious for up to seven days after initially getting sick.

 Needless to say, prevention is vital.

The Mexican government responded to the swine flu outbreak immediately by issuing a swine flu mask to citizens to reduce the risk of even more infections.  In fact, nearly six million surgical masks were given out.

In April 2009, Mexico City shut down schools – from preschool on up to the university level.   The Mexican government also went so far as to close libraries, museums, concerts, and all public gathering places to prevent the infection from spiraling out of control.

The swine flu Mexico was forced to battle with undoubtedly placed an increased strain on an economy that was already under pressure due to the current economic crisis.  Therefore, taking every necessary precaution to keep the virus from spreading was and still is absolutely crucial to stability of the country.