TV stars speaks on Swine Flu

Swine Flu is on the rise and it’s making havoc in India especially in Pune and now in Mumbai and so every sector is taking precautionary measures from Swine Flu. Indya spoke to television actors about Swine Flu and what precautions they are taking to stay away from influenza.
Parul Chouhan:
“Yaa. Its very scary but I’m taking extra preventive measures because after having chickenpox its obvious that I have to take care more and so my doctor has given me tablets which are rich in Vitamins and minerals which will ultimately improve my immune system.”

Precautions: Washing my hand with dettol and this is told by doctors itself.”

Wasna Ahmad:
“I’m really very worried because its an air borne and can happen to anyone so I’m just keeping myself clean and also telling others, especially to crew members from the set to keep themselves clean.”

Precautions: Avoid crowded places, if any body feels feverish please go to a doctor for further medication.”

Sweta Kawatra:
I’m not at all worried because I have consulted my doctor about precautionary measures and my doctor has said to keep yourself clean and healthy and agar kisi ko hona hai toh ho kar hi rahega and I’m not at all worried.”

Precautions: Stay Hygienic

Aamir Ali:
“Its scary because it’s in India especially in Pune and Mumbai but the government had told us that there is no need to panic but one must take care and on the personal front I’m not taking any preventive measures and I hope that things will be fine in the coming weeks.”

Precautions: Not much precautions but do check with the doctor if anyone gets a cold.”

Sanya Irani:
“No yaar I’m not taking precautions and on set it’s almost difficult because while shooting we can’t put mask but one thing is that I’m taking Vitamin C tablets which is really good to increase your immune system.”

Precautions: Increase your immunity.

What is Swine Flu?

Swine flu, otherwise known as pandemic influenza H1N1 2009, is a disease caused by a virus that affects the respiratory system.Any person with flu like symptoms such as fever, cough, sore throat, cold, running nose etc. should go to a designated Government facility for giving his/her sample for testing for the H1N1 virus. After clinical assessment, the designated medical officer would decide on the need for testing. Except for cases that are severe, the patient would be allowed to go home. The swine flue virus is mainly from one person to another through droplets released during coughing or sneezing. You can also get infected when you touch surfaces or hold objects contaminated with the virus. It can be door handles, tissue paper, handkerchief or hands.

Preventive Measures

Regularly wash hands with soap and water

Keep a distance of at least one step from an infected person or person with any of the symptoms to avoid contract with the influenza droplets

If you make contact with a sick person or with a potentially infected surface, please do not touch eyes, nose or mouth until you wash your hands with soap

Avoid close contact with a sick person and refrain from handshaking, kissing or hugging

Be active at all times, drink plenty of fluids, eat well, reduce stress and have enough sleep

Report by: Dhanashri Kulkarni

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