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    Swine Flu: Diagnosis and Treatment

    Author/Editor : Sameer Prakash

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    • Paperback : x+338p., tabls., gloss., bib., index
    • Author/Editor : Sameer Prakash
    • Year of Publication : 2009
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    • Language : English
    • Product Dimension : 23 cm
    • Shipping Weight : 750
    • ISBN Number : 9788176222051


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    elatively new disease, Swine flu, also known as Swine influenza (also called hog flu, and pig flu) is an infection of a host animal by any one of several specific types of microscopic organisms, called "swine influenza virus". In 2009, the media labelled as "swine flu", the flu caused by 2009’s new strain of swine-origin A/H1N1 pandemic virus. A swine influenza virus (SIV) is an strain of the influenza family of viruses that is usually hosted by pigs. As of 2009, the known SIV strains are the influenza C virus and the subtypes of the influenza A virus, known as H1N1, H1N2, H3N1, H3N2, and H2N3. Swine influenza is common in pigs in many countries.

    This work is a meticulous effort, in a comprehensive, exhaustive and authentic manner. It’s an asset for all scholars, researchers and medico professionals.

    Table of Contents :

    Chapter 1: Introduction, The Backdrop • Signs and Symptoms • Classification • The Virus • Mortality • Origin of the Name • Geographic Sources • Patterns of Fatality • Deadly Second Wave • Devastated Communities • Less Affected Areas • End of the Pandemic • Cultural Impact • Pandemic in Humans 1918 • Hong Kong Flu 1968-1969• Outbreak in USA 1976 • Zoonosis 1988 • Outbreak of Swine in USA 1998 • Fujian Flu 2003-2004 • Flu Season 2004–2005 • Flu Season 2005–2006 • Flu Season 2006–2007 • Flu Season 2007-2008 • Outbreak of Swine in Philippine 2007 • Various Kinds of Disease • Surveillance • Transmission of the Disease • Prevention of the Disease • Treatment of the Disease • Orthomyxoviridae;
    Chapter 2:Influenza: The Disease, Etymology • Influenzavirus • History • Microbiology • Structure, Properties and Subtype Nomenclature • Symptoms and Diagnosis • Laboratory Tests • Prognosis • Pathophysiology • Epidemiology;
    Chapter 3:Types of the Disease, Various Influenza • Variants and Subtypes • Annual Flu • Structure and Genetics • Avian Influenza • Swine Flu • Horse Flu • Dog Flu;
    Chapter 4:Human Influenza Virus, Different Virus • Evolution of Disease;
    Chapter 5:Virus Characteristics, Rate of Infection • Virulence • Mutation Potential • Pandemic Potential • Defining a Pandemic • Northern Hemisphere • Southern Hemisphere • Symptoms and Expected Severity • Most Cases Mild • Prevention and Treatment • Home Treatment Remedies • Transmission;
    Chapter 6:Epidemic and Pandemic Spread, Prevention • Infection Control • Treatment • Neuraminidase Inhibitors • Infection in Animals • Bird Flu • Swine Flu;
    Chapter 7:Influenza Treatment, Symptomatic Treatment • Antiviral Drugs • Drug Resistance • Over-the-counter Medication • Influenza Vaccine • Efficacy of Vaccine • History of the Flu Vaccine • Flu Vaccine Origins and Development • Flu Vaccine Acceptance • Clinical Trials of Vaccines • Side Effects • Flu Vaccine Virus Selection • Flu Vaccine Manufacturing • Annual Reformulation of Flu Vaccine • Flu Vaccine for Non-humans;
    Chapter 8:Influenza Pandemic, Nature of a Flu Pandemic • Notable Influenza Pandemics • Strategies to Prevent a Flu Pandemic • Anti-viral Drugs • Preparations for a Potential Influenza Pandemic • World Health Organisation Plan;
    Chapter 9:Effect on Human Society, Affecting Virus • Outbreak in Humans 2009;
    Chapter 10:Influenza Outbreak 2009, Influenza Virus Subtypes • The Backdrop • Other Subtypes;
    Chapter 11:Swine Flu Outbreak 2009 by Country, Affected Countries • Swine Flu Outbreak in Asia 2009 • Swine Flu Outbreak in Europe 2009 • Swine Flu Outbreak in the United States 2009 • Swine Flu Outbreak in Mexico 2009 • Swine Flu Outbreak in the United Kingdom 2009 • Outbreak Timeline • Reported Cases • Public Information Campaign • Controlling Measures • Travel to and from Affected Areas • North America • Caribbean • Central America • Swine Flu Outbreak in Oceania 2009 • Swine Flu Outbreak in South America 2009;
    Chapter 12:Influenza Research, Areas of Current Flu Research • Current Major Flu Research Contracts • Vaccines • Live Attenuated Influenza Vaccine • Reverse Genetics • Cell Culture;
    Chapter 13:Economic Impact, Swine Flu Outbreak 2009 • Historical Context • Initial Outbreaks • Timeline • World Governments and Media Response • Data Accuracy • Travel Advisories • Airline Hygiene Precautions • Pork Products • Surveillance of Pig Population;
    Chapter 14:Preventive Actions, Vaccines • School Closings • Other Countries • Containment • Quarantines • Planning for Emergencies • Nomenclature • Confirmed Cases • Response • Economic Effects; ;
    Chapter 15:Terminology.


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