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How to protect yourself from swine flu: Dos and Don'ts

Zee Media Bureau/Shruti Saxena

New Delhi: The recent death of a 51-year-old woman, who passed away two days ago at the Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, after being diagnosed with the deadly swine flu virus, has once again rung the alarm bells in the city.

It is important to protect yourself before the disease strikes you as its next target. But, there is absolutely no need to panic as we bring to you measures, that you should help to keep the disease at bay.

Swine flu carrier, the H1N1 influenza virus, is prone to appear in winter months. It is characterised by throat problems, body ache and respiratory complications.

Here are the dos and don`ts to be followed:

Dos list

-Avoid close contact with an infected person.

-It is always recommended to cover your mouth and nose while coughing and sneezing.

-Wash your hands frequently with disinfectant soap and water.

-Extra care is needed for children.

-Get yourself checked in case of high fever and breathlessness.

Don`ts list

-As the flu is now spreading by people-to-people to contact, avoid visiting closed and crowded places.

-Always ensure wearing a mask while going close to an infected person.

-Don't touch your mouth and nose before washing your hands properly.

-Keep your surroundings clean and don't forget to sanitize rooms or belongings that may have been used by patients with influenza symptoms.

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