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How Do I Know If My Child Has The H1n1 Virus
Can be tested: State health departments and specialty labs can often find the specific type of a flu swab sample. Quick office tests are designed to confirm flu(a or b) but do not identify the strain. Although serious for some, the h1n1 strain had a lower case fatality rate than the seasonal flu. Flu vaccines for the past & present season protect against it. ...Read more
No!: Absolutely not. Many people died from h1n1. The pandemic may not have been as bad as some people predicted, but imagine if it had been the other way around--a katrina-like catastrophe that we weren't prepared for. It's funny that people are quick to blame scientists and the government for being both over-prepared and under-prepared! ...Read more
How long does it take to recover from h1n1 virus after been hospitalize for 1month and staying home for another month?
Influenza: Since influenza (regardless of the serotype) seldom results in prolonged hospitalization in and by itself it is difficult to predict recovery time. You must have had some severe complications to result in this clinical course of illness, and without knowing your entire medical record, predicting duration is impossible. Good luck and hope you are better soon. ...Read more
No: A killed vaccine is available.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes and no: Technically a virus cannot be killed since it is not alive to begin with. It is more like a container with a program that inserts itself into a living cell and takes it over, leading to reproduction of the virus and infection of other cells. To prevent h1n1 - hand-washing and alcohol based sanitizers are recommended. Alcohol should be at least 60% content in the sanitizer. Prevention is the key. ...Read more
What are d symptoms of h1n1 virus?? How can one differentiate it from common cold n flue..?how to prevent it??
Flu: H1N1 is a strain of the flu. Proper hand washing can somewhat help but very contagious via respiratory droplets. The vaccine can prevent it although the vaccine this year so far hasn't had great coverage, but still important to get. Flu and cold can be similar but flu will leave you more achy and likely to have a fever. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are there any viruses that can cause impotence? Is it possible that a virus such as the h1n1 virus could lead to impotence?
It can: And cause more serious disease if present. ...Read more
Is it possible for a person to contract the h1n1 virus from a person who had the live nasal vaccine?
Not really: Live attenuated influenza vaccine (laiv) is a live-virus nasal spray. "attenuated" means the live-virus has been weakened so not to cause the flu in persons receiving the vaccine. The vaccine's virus is no longer the same h1n1 virus that gets people sick in the community. So, if one inhales a sneeze from a just-vaccinated person, the "inhaler" might get the vaccine's virus but not the real h1n1. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes and no: Yes, it can be of value if your exposure did not give you the flu, since later exposures or different flu strains would be less worrisome. However, it takes about 2 wks for the vaccine to generate enough of an immune response to prevent it.So if you wait until after exposed, it wouldn't stop the progression to illness from that exposure. ...Read more
Viruses: They stay active on surfaces for quite a while although its a different time for many, you can catch any if you try. ...Read more
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