What is Swine Influenza “A” (H1 N1)?

According to the Federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) H1N1 (Swine flu) is a respiratory disease typically found in pigs that is caused by type A influenza (H1N1) virus. The H1N1 virus apparently responsible for the current swine flu outbreak is an influenza type A virus. Although these viruses mutate rapidly, EPA believes, based on available scientific information, that the currently registered influenza A virus products will be effective against the 2009-H1N1 flu strain and other influenza A virus strains. Independent laboratory tests have shown that use ofMediClean Germicidal Cleaner Concentrate QGC® enables compliance with recommendations made by the CDC for infection control and care of patients with confirmed or suspected H1N1 Virus.

For more than a century, this type of virus has been observed in both humans and swine. In 1918, a swine influenza outbreak called the Spanish flu affected people around the world and killed as many as 100 million people. This epidemic was caused by an exceptionally virulent strain of the Influenza “A” virus strain (H1 N1).

Swine flu is treatable, but the newest strain is not sensitive to some of the common antivirals that are available. Swine flu can be treated with Tamiflu and Relenza, available by prescription.

The symptoms of swine flu are mild. Although the symptoms for swine flu are similar to those of the regular flu, such as fever, chills, body aches and coughing, they are no worse than regular flu symptoms. However, there seems to be an increase in nausea and vomiting amongst those infected with swine flu. Again, these symptoms can be associated with regular strains of the flu as well.

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture scientists you can not catch swine flu from pork or other food products.

The strain of swine influenza “A” that is currently causing concern has the following characteristics:

  • It spreads easily between people.
  • People not normally considered “high risk” (young adults) are contracting this disease.
  • It has made a significant number of people sick in many countries around the world.
  • The flu vaccination that was made available this season does not protect against this strain.

What can I do about Swine Influenza “A” (H1N1)?

  1. Promote good personal hygiene. Thorough hand washing and cleaning of public surfaces are the best ways to minimize exposure to harmful pathogens. Sporicidin® Disinfectant Solution is a liquid disinfectant that contains surfactants for cleaning and disinfecting surfaces in household and professional settings.
  2. Use a safe product. Developed by the inventor of Chloraseptic® throat spray and utilizing exactly the same active ingredients, Sporicidin Disinfectant Solution is one of the safest disinfectants available. Used in hospitals and around children for 30+ years.
  3. Keep healthy. Sporicidin Disinfectant Solution®, when used according to label instructions, is effective against many other pathogenic organisms as well. Sporicidin kills H1N1 Swine Flu Virus in 3 Minutes!

Additional Swine Flu and Disinfectant Information:

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