Ya he escrito un par de artículos sobre el H1N1 Flu, puedes leerlos entrando a los siguientes enlaces: Sobre la Influenza, Swine Flu, H1N1 Flu o Virus AH1N1 y este es el otro Ayudando a prevenir la influenza desde Canadá
Aquí abajo te muestro parte de un email que recibí hoy. Explica las diferencias entre un resfriado o cold y la gripe H1N1 (H1N1 Flu). Me pareció que podría ser útil compartirlo.
Pero por favor, busca la opinión o la ayuda de un profesional de la salud quien te podrá ofrecer la mejor orientación.
H1N1 flu is about to be upon us and we need to be on top of information regarding it. Here is a comparison to the normal cold symptoms .
Know the Difference between a Cold and H1N1 Flu Symptoms:
|Fever||Fever is rare with a cold.||Fever is usually present with the flu in up to 80% of all flu cases. A temperature of 100°F or higher for 3 to 4 days is associated with the H1N1 flu.|
|Coughing||A hacking, productive (mucus- producing) cough is often present with a cold.||A non-productive (non-mucus producing) cough is usually present with the H1N1 flu (sometimes referred to as dry cough).|
|Aches||Slight body aches and pains can be part of a cold.||Severe aches and pains are common with the H1N1 flu.|
|Stuffy Nose||Stuffy nose is commonly present with a cold and typically resolves spontaneously within a week.||Stuffy nose is not commonly present with the H1N1 flu.|
|Chills||Chills are uncommon with a cold.||60% of people who have the H1N1flu experience chills.|
|Tiredness||Tiredness is fairly mild with a cold.||Tiredness is moderate to severe with the H1N1 flu.|
|Sneezing||Sneezing is commonly present with a cold.||Sneezing is not common with theH1N1 flu.|
|Sudden Symptoms||Cold symptoms tend to develop over a few days.||The H1N1 flu has a rapid onset within 3-6 hours. The flu hits hard and includes sudden symptoms like high fever, aches and pains.|
|Headache||A headache is fairly uncommon with a cold.||A headache is very common with the H1N1 flu, present in 80% of flu cases.|
|Sore Throat||Sore throat is commonly present with a cold.||Sore throat is not commonly present with the H1N1 flu.|
|Chest Discomfort||Chest discomfort is mild to moderate with a cold.||Chest discomfort is often severe with the H1N1 flu.|
The only way to stop the spread of the epidemic is to spread the awareness.