2010 Trends In Housing of Northern Virginia


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2009 H1N1 Swine Flu Information

Swine flu, also known as 2009 H1N1 type A influenza, is a human disease that spreads from person to person; not from pigs.

Symptoms are similar to the common flu and include fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, body aches, headaches, chills, and fatigue.  These are common signs of other conditions as well, so a test is really needed to know if you indeed have the H1N1 virus.

At risk persons who may come into contact with the swine flu are those who are pregnant or have asthma, lung disease, diabetes, heart disease, neurological disease, immune suppression, or other chronic conditions.

Healthy people who becoming infected with swine flu that do not have to take care of a children are expected to pull through just fine after a couple miserable days.  But be aware of any warning signs of severe disease such as trouble breathing or getting worse after feeling better.  If you are sick you should stay home, always cover your mouth and nose with a tissue while coughing or sneezing and immediately throw it into the trash, and wash your hands a lot.  If you must be around others, it’s a good idea to wear a surgical mask.

Swine flu, like the common flu, is spread by coming in contact with airborn droplets from a cough or sneeze or touching a surface that has been contaminated by a cough or sneeze with H1N1 present and then touching your eyes, nose, or mouth.  This is why washing your hands is very important even if you are not sick.

Anti-viral drugs Tamiflu and Relenza are effective when used within 48 hours of contact with the swine flu, but their use is not usually necessary.

A vaccine is being made in large quantities and shipped as soon as possible but demand is expected to outstrip supply for most of fall 2009.  By the end of January 2010, every U.S. resident who wants the vaccine should be able to get it.


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