Monday , 10 May 2021

Swine Flu: A Major Threat for Health Care Professionals

Dr. Apexa B Patel 1*, Patel Advaita B.2, Dr. Baldev V. Patel3
1BDS, College of Dental Sciences and Research Centre, Ahmedabad, India.
2Assistanat Professor, Kalol Institute of pharmacy, Kalol, India.
3Professor, Department of Microbiology School of Science, Gujarat University, India.

Swine Flu is causing havoc all over the world with large numbers of people constantly getting affected and where the government is helpless about the situation. However, some directed antivirus drugs like Oseltamivir (Tamiflu) and Zanamivir (Relenza) are available for the cure. These drugs are to be used only when the symptoms are confirmed with swine flu infection. There are various preventing measures available to minimize the spread of swine flu. Hence, we as Dental health care professionals should try to fight the barriers like fear and use necessary precautions to prevent the swine flu(H1N1) infectio and that way we can protect ourselves and patients. This review article summarizes types of swine flu, transmission, infectious and incubation period, symptoms, management, prevention of swine flu(H1N1) infection.
Keywords: Swine Flu, Swine Influenza A, H1N1 Virus Infection

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