Swine flu is making its roots firm worldwide. Till now more than 450 deaths have been reported worldwide. Recently, the spread of Swine flu is being reported in the India. Swine flu is basically a disease caused by the H1N1 virus that infects pigs. This disease has been spread from the pigs to the humans. The first outburst of this disease was noted in 1918. Many people were infected by Swine flu; the number was noted to be around five hundred million. The deaths reported were between 50 million and 1 hundred million. Later on it was observed in 1976, 1988, 1998, 2007, and now in 2009. This disease gets transferred by the H1N1 infected pigs to the humans basically in the pig farms. There is no need to worry as the Swine flu is curable. But, I would always suggest that prevention is better than cure.

Here are some tips to prevent swine flu—

1. The first tips to prevent swine flu is to avoid contact with the pigs (swine). If you have pigs in your area then please inform the local municipal office so that he can take care of those pigs by keeping them isolated.

2. Swine flu is communicable disease, so use the face masks to protect from the swine flu antigens.

3. Cover your nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing, using tissue when possible. Dispose this tissue by using only once.

4. Avoid visiting the crowded places like theaters and prayer halls. This can be the spreading ground for Swine flu

5. Maintain good hygiene. Wash your hands frequently with soap and water to reduce the spread of virus. It would be better if you use alcohol sanitizers or Dettol for washing hands.

6. Take a special care of children because they easily get infected with the Swine flu. It is okay if you don’t send them to school for few days. Many schools have even announced holidays.

7. Avoid eating outside food because it may be contaminated and may make you infected with the virus.

8. Don’t use the public urinals because many people spit there, which could lead to the spreading of the disease.

9. Drink the boiled water only.

These are the tips to prevent the Swine flu.

Author's Bio: 

My name is Steve Marshal Caldwell. I work as an editor at http://www.pharmaexpressrx.com. My aim is to provide the readers and authentic information about health disorders, their preventive measures, and fitness tips.