H1N2 Swine Flu

Swine Flu H1N2

H1N2 is a strain of the Type A virus which is capable of causing illness in humans’ especially viral respiratory infection. This virus causes severe infection and is contagious. The H1N2 subtype of influenza affect people more who are either very young or old. Also people who have any other kind of illness along with the attack of H1N2 suffer severly.Though symptoms mainly constitute respiratory and constitutional difficulties, the H1N2 virus can mutate and can produce different strains. People should be vaccinated frequently in order to cope with mutated strains of the virus as they arise.

H1N2 Swine Flu Symptoms

There are various symptoms associated with H1N2 infection like:

  1. Running nose
  2. Muscle ache
  3. Sore throat
  4. Cough
  5. Headache
  6. Fever
  7. Malaise
  8. Nasal Congestion
  9. Chills
  10. Watery eyes
  11. Fatigue
  12. Red Eyes
  13. Red Nose & THROAT
  14. General weakness
  15. Loss of appetite

Primary Cause of Infection

As H1N2 virus is contagious transmission generally occurs from one infected person to another person. Also if a person comes in contact with the air, cough, saliva, surfaces, blood, needles, fecal-oral route, blood transfusions, or sexual contact with an infected person, the virus may spread. An infected mother can be the cause of the infection to the fetus.

Treatment of Infection

There are certain treatment plans which physicians follow worldwide for H1N2 infected patients:

  1. Antiviral medications are most commonly prescribed to reduce severity, duration and risk from the influenza. Symptoms like pain, fever, nasal congestions alleviate if antiviral are taken by the patient.
  2. Complete rest is advised to the patient
  3. Along with antivirals,some other medications like analgesics and ant pyretic are also co prescribed
  4. Patient is advised to maintain the fluid intake
  5. For high risk patients antiviral drugs are given within 36 hours of onset of infection
  6. Frequent flu shots are advised to prevent infection.

Complications of H1N2 Virus

Certain complications may arise as a result of infection like:

  1. Pneumonia
  2. Exacerbation of pre-existing asthma
  3. Negative effects fetus from the infected mother
  4. Exacerbation of pre existing COPD(Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
  5. Exacerbation of pre existing heart failure
  6. In extreme cases, death of patients

In few patients, the H1N2 virus may remain undiagnosed in conditions like COPD, Asthma, emphysema, lung cancer, bronchitis, allergies, sinusitis etc.