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Swine flu defense 101: Stay ahead of H1N1 infection by taking these proactive measures for prevention and safety

Updated On May 11, 2024 10:03 AM IST

Beat swine flu and stop the spread of H1N1 influenza virus with these expert safety tips to combat the infection

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Looking for prevention steps to stay safe and as swine flu spreads like wildfire in Assam and beyond? In an interview with Zarafshan Shiraz of HT Lifestyle, Dr Manjusha Agarwal, Senior Consultant Internal Medicine at Gleneagles Hospitals in Mumbai's Parel, suggested to get vaccinated, keep clean and cover up those coughs and sneezes! She recommended the following prevention tips -(HT File Photo) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on May 11, 2024 10:03 AM IST

Looking for prevention steps to stay safe and as swine flu spreads like wildfire in Assam and beyond? In an interview with Zarafshan Shiraz of HT Lifestyle, Dr Manjusha Agarwal, Senior Consultant Internal Medicine at Gleneagles Hospitals in Mumbai's Parel, suggested to get vaccinated, keep clean and cover up those coughs and sneezes! She recommended the following prevention tips -(HT File Photo)

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1. Get the Shot: The best defense against swine flu is getting vaccinated. It's a must-do, especially if you're a kid, older adult, expecting a baby, or dealing with health issues.(Photo by Shutterstock) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on May 11, 2024 10:03 AM IST

1. Get the Shot: The best defense against swine flu is getting vaccinated. It's a must-do, especially if you're a kid, older adult, expecting a baby, or dealing with health issues.(Photo by Shutterstock)

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2. Keep Those Mitts Clean: Washing your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds is key to keeping swine flu at bay. If you can’t find soap, hand sanitizer works too.(Photo by Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on May 11, 2024 10:03 AM IST

2. Keep Those Mitts Clean: Washing your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds is key to keeping swine flu at bay. If you can’t find soap, hand sanitizer works too.(Photo by Unsplash)

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3. Cover Up When You Cough or Sneeze: Don’t be spreading your germs everywhere! Use a tissue or cough into your elbow to stop those nasty droplets from flying.(HT File Photo) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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3. Cover Up When You Cough or Sneeze: Don’t be spreading your germs everywhere! Use a tissue or cough into your elbow to stop those nasty droplets from flying.(HT File Photo)

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4. Stay Away from Sickies: If someone's looking under the weather, give them some space. And if you're the sick one, do everyone a favor and stay home.(Photo by Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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4. Stay Away from Sickies: If someone's looking under the weather, give them some space. And if you're the sick one, do everyone a favor and stay home.(Photo by Unsplash)

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5. Clean House: Make sure to wipe down surfaces and stuff you touch a lot, especially if someone's been sick around you.(Photo by Shutterstock) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on May 11, 2024 10:03 AM IST

5. Clean House: Make sure to wipe down surfaces and stuff you touch a lot, especially if someone's been sick around you.(Photo by Shutterstock)

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6. See a Doc ASAP:If you start feeling like you've got swine flu, especially if you're in a high-risk group, don't wait around. Get yourself to a doc pronto. They might give you meds to help you feel better faster.(REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on May 11, 2024 10:03 AM IST

6. See a Doc ASAP:If you start feeling like you've got swine flu, especially if you're in a high-risk group, don't wait around. Get yourself to a doc pronto. They might give you meds to help you feel better faster.(REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)

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