Swine Flu Virus - H1N1 - Alert, Treatment, Medicines, Comments, Survival and Precautions in Sydney, Australia: Sunilism TM- July 24, 2009

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What is the Swine Flu -virus called H1N1 ?

Swine influenza (swine flu) is a respiratory disease of pigs caused by type A influenza. Swine flu viruses H1N1 do not normally infect humans, however, human infections with swine flu do occur, and cases of human-to-human spread of a swine flu virus have been recently confirmed.

Swine Flue Virus-NSW Health Site
A new influenza virus H1N1 that spreads between people has recently been identified. This influenza is called swine influenza, because it is derived from an influenza virus that normally infects pigs. The situation is rapidly evolving.
Influenza is caused by a virus. Most people recover after a few days, but in some it can be life-threatening. To avoid influenza, have an annual influenza vaccination. If you have influenza, cover your coughs and sneezes, wash your hands before touching others, and stay at home

Summary
As of 22 July 2009, there has been a continued increase in daily presentations of
patients with influenza-like illness to NSW emergency departments (EDs) and flu
clinics. Although in previous weeks the Sydney metropolitan region has been most
affected, over the last seven days regional and rural areas have become increasingly
affected.
Since May 2009, a total of 654 patients with H1N1 influenza 09 have been admitted
to hospitals in NSW. Of these, 96 people have been admitted to intensive care units
with confirmed H1N1 influenza 09. As of 22 July 2009, 39 confirmed cases of H1N1
influenza 09 were currently admitted to intensive care units.
17 deaths have been identified in association with confirmed H1N1 influenza 09 in
NSW to date. There have been 3173 confirmed cases of H1N1 influenza 09 in NSW.

What is the current situation ?

Human cases of a new form of influenza virus have been identified in a number of countries. The virus is a type of influenza A virus (H1N1) that is usually seen in pigs (“swine influenza”).
The World Health Organization has declared the swine influenza situation to be a public health emergency of international concern and have raised the pandemic alert level.
This event is of concern because:
• Swine influenza is derived from an animal influenza virus, which means that humans will likely have little or no immunity
• There has been rapid spread to multiple communities overseas
• Swine influenza is affecting unusual age groups (healthy, young adults).
The Swine Influenza A virus is thought to be sensitive to the new antiviral drugs oseltamivir (Tamiflu®) and zanamivir (Relenza®), but resistant to both amantadine and rimantadine.
The situation is evolving rapidly and it is important to regularly visit the dedicated NSW Health website to ensure you have the most current information.
Treatment with the anti-influenza medication oseltamivir ( Tamiflu® ) or Zanamivir ( Relenza®) may prevent infection with influenza, including H1N1 influenza 09 ( previously called human swine influenza or shorten the duration and severity of illness in people that already have influenza

What is the Swine Flue Hotline in Australia?
Australian Government Department of Health and Aging H1N1 influenza 09 information hotline 1802007

How I got infected by Swine Flue ?
I had a client at work couple of days ago who are coughing while I was interviewing him in Surry Hills. It was alarming and I felt something is not right with him so I expedite my interview to reduce the contact with this client. But of no avail as one of my other colleagues got sick on Monday at lunch time rather severely and next I called sick on Wednesday morning 8:30 a.m. The infection spread to another staff even and she also called sick on Thursday.

What are the symptoms of the Swine Flue ?
After the work , I saw my doctor on Tuesday evening for regular check up and told her that I am not feeling well and may not be fit to work tomorrow and requested a medical and was given one.
Fever : Feeling some temperature around head forehand is hot around 40 degree centigrade ( First noticed on Wednesday at 8:00 am and it continued for another 5 days)

Excessive Dry Coughing *– Coughing which continues and rattles the chest comes back over and over again every 50 second for 2-3 hours , It took all of my energy and made me extremely weak. It reduces and ceases over the period of 12 days after medication.
Vomit : I did vomit in the hospital while getting intravenous drips of glucose and medication.
*Extreme Lethargy
: Can’t walk for more than 50 meters and unable to stand lie flat on the shopping centre bench.
Stomach Cramps: Extreme pain continues over 12 days a nightmare.

My sickness and calling the Ambulance :
It was Wednesday evening ( 7:00 pm) and I was very sick suffering from Fever, Excessive Dry Coughing and extreme lethargy with no power to even sit. I called my General Practitioners after hour service to see me at home the message was taken by booking clerk and was told that the some doctor is on his was and waited and waited also reminded and no avail at 7:45 pm cancelled the service as it was not practical to wait anymore due to the severity of the sickness.
I was thinking if I can manage by myself at home or I have to call the Ambulance . Finally , It was decided to call “ The ambulance was called 000” and the highly experienced paramedics arrived within 15 minutes and checked the pulse, temperature, and was suffering short of breath and was given oxygen to breath and reached the Concord hospital Emergency, Concord , NSW

Hospital Treatment: Emergency Department Concord Hospital

In the emergency Doctors checked in (9:00 pm) and given glucose and medication through the drip. But I had a bad case of vomit it came unbelievably fast and I jumped to the sink and it lasted 5 seconds. The medication and glucose were being given using intravenous drips of glucose and medication. It was very traumatic and could not sleep at all and passing every half an hour was like an eternity due to discomfort and extreme fatigue.
Please note that I was encouraged to have plenty of water to drink.
The Swine Flue patient are kept in isolation so that no spread of virus can take place. All the doctors and the support staff wear a mask to hide their nose and mouth.

*What are the medications for the Swine Flue Virus prevention
(Please consult your doctor for medication and direction to take ) *

1. Roxar 150 Roxithromycin Tablets – each tablet contains roxithromycin 150 mg – 10 Tablets
Direction: Take TWO tablets ONCE a day for 5 days. Take half an hour before the meals or on empty stomach.
2. Moxiclav Duo Forte 875/125
Amoxycillin / clavulanic acid tablets – 10 Tablets
Direction: Take ONE tablet, TWICE a day for 5 days should be taken with first mouthful of food.
3. For my Bronchial Problems , I used Respiratory care Inhaler called Volumatic Spacer for use with Seretide® , Ventolin®, ®and Flixotime® Meterd dose inhalers by Allen +Hanburys Respiratorty Care Division of GlaxoSmithKline

What is the recovery time of Swine Flue Virus ?
Well after the proper medication, doctors treatment, Nurse’s assistance and support staff’s help it took me good 12 days to recover.

*My Sincere gratitude and appreciation to medical staff at the Concord Hospital, Concord, NSW Australia : *

Many thanks for the Emergency 000 Operator , St John Ambulance Officers, Australian Doctors, Nurses, Hospital Support Staff at Concord Hospital, Concord NSW for their great service and untiring assistance for my recovery from this Swine Flu Virus. I hope this information will assist the patients and their care givers to recover quickly. Good Luck to all. On a positive note I lost 5 Kilo weight (5 % ) in a month and now feeling terrific medication and rest helped me and my target is to further lose 25 Kilos to be attractive and sexy as I used to be in my school days.

Further information – Public Health Units in NSW: For more information contact them.
Further information – Public Health Units in NSW
For more information please contact your doctor, local public health unit or community health centre – look under NSW Government at the front of the White Pages
Metropolitan Areas Location Number Rural Areas Location Number
Northern Sydney/Central Coast Hornsby 02 9477 9400 Greater Southern Goulburn 02 4824 1837
Gosford 02 4349 4845 Albury 02 6080 8900
South Eastern Sydney/Illawarra Randwick 02 9382 8333 Greater Western Broken Hill 08 8080 1499
Wollongong 02 4221 6700 Dubbo 02 6841 5569
Sydney South West Camperdown 02 9515 9420 Bathurst 02 6339 5601
Sydney West Penrith 02 4734 2022 Hunter/New England Newcastle 02 4924 6477
Parramatta 02 9840 3603 Tamworth 02 6767 8630
Justice Health Service Matraville 02 9311 2707 North Coast Port Macquarie 02 6588 2750
Lismore 02 6620 7500

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*What is the recovery time of Swine Flue Virus – H1N1 ? *
Well after the proper medication, doctors treatment, Nurse’s assistance and support staff’s help it took me good 12 days to recover. If you survive you will lose at at least 10 Kg weight on a good note with more energy, sexy image and vitality.

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