It’s a new type of virus of the flu’s family, transmitted from one person to another through cough, sneeze or contact with contaminated objects.

Symptoms:

Look like flu’s symptoms: high fever and cough. Others symptoms are headache, body ache, sore throat, breathlessness, tiredness, diarrhea and vomiting.

It can evolve to sinusitis or to a lung disease. Pay attention if you feel breathlessness, chest pain, dizziness, mental confusion, weakness or dehydration.

Treatment:

Medicine prescribed by a doctor, rest, fluid intake and healthy alimentation.

How to prevent H1N1:

  • When sneezing, cover your mouth with your hands;
  • Don’t share food, glasses, towels or any other object of personal use;
  • Avoid touching your eyes, mouth or nose in public places or before cleaning your hands;
  • Wash your hands, especially after coughing or sneezing;
  • Avoid large crowds and indoors, cause they are propitious to contamination;
  • Keep areas ventilated.