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 Who needs anti viral drugs in Swine Flu

 
 

 Facts

 
  1. In Us 0.3% of all cases require admissions 
  2. The mortality rate of flu pandemic is 0.12 deaths per 100,000 population 
  3. Total number of deaths caused by pandemic H1N1 influenza A in the United States was lower than the number of deaths caused by seasonal influenza during non-pandemic years.

 
  4. Early and prompt initiation of antiviral therapy is recommended for children, adolescents, or adults with suspected or confirmed swine flu with any of the following features: 
  a) Flu requiring hospitalization

b) Progressive, severe, or complicated flu

c) Severely immunosuppressed patients (receiving treatment for cancer, organ transplant recipients)

d ) Swine flu at high risk for complications:
 
 
  • Children <5 years particularly those <2 years
  • Elderly 65 years
  • Pregnant women
  • Women up to two weeks postpartu
  • Residents of nursing homes and other chronic care facilities.
  • Asthma (particularly if steroids have been required during the past year); heart disease, except isolated hypertension; active malignancy; chronic kidney disease, chronic liver disease,diabetes, sickle cell disease, other chronic disabling diseases & morbid obesity.
 
 
  •  Asymptomatic swine flu:
    Many contact illnesses may pass off without symptoms. In all 19 percent had serologically confirmed infection and 28 percent of those who were infected may remain asymptomatic.

  • Mild or uncomplicated Swine Flu ( require no treatment, no hospitalization, no investigations) Fever, cough, sore throat, nasal discharge, muscle pain, headache, chills, malaise, and sometimes diarrhea and vomiting No shortness of breath Little change in chronic health conditions.

  • Progressive illness. Requires hospitalization Above symptoms plusChest pain
    Poor oxygenation (high respiratory rate, hypoxia, labored breathing in children)
    Low blood pressure Confusion, altered mental status Severe dehydration
    Exacerbations of asthma, chronic bronchitis, chronic renal failure, diabetes, or other cardiovascular conditions


  • Severe or complicated illness requires hospitalization Signs of lower respiratory tract disease Low oxygen requiring supplemental oxygen Pneumonia on X ray
    Brain involvement BP lower than 80, organ failure Heart involvement Persistent high fever and other symptoms beyond three days
 
   
    
 

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-1 # vaccine for swine flu -childSibabrata Basu 2015-02-20 22:51
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Dipankar Acharya
0 # Swine Flu VaccinationDipankar Acharya 2015-02-22 11:08
Dear Sir,

My daughter is 5.6 years old.I live in Kolkata at Gariahat. Does she need swine flu vaccination..No rmal Cough with feverish body-is it some symptoms..Pleas e revert..

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0 # vaccine?abhijeet 2015-02-23 21:47
Which hospital or clinic is providing swine flu vaccine in ghaziabad?
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0 # Vaccine in Pune?Snehal 2015-03-03 08:40
Hi,
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