Winter has arrived and the flu epidemic has begun to increase. Hospitals began to fill up with patients with flu infections.
The H1N1 virus, or swine flu, which caused the death of hundreds of people when it emerged in Mexico and the United States in April 2009, took its place on the agenda again. While the flu is a new danger, experts are warning too much.
The resumption of swine flu cases in Turkey has made citizens nervous. Experts made a statement about the ways to protect against the influenza A (H1N1) virus, which is popularly known as the ‘swine flu’. Akdeniz University Hospital Deputy Chief Physician Prof. Dr. Dilara İnan: ‘If we have had the flu for 6 years, it is most likely that we have had H1N1,’ she said.
Akdeniz University Hospital Deputy Chief Physician Prof. Dr. Dilara İnan, stating that the cause of 70 percent of the flu in the last 6 years is the H1N1 virus, said, “If we have had the flu for 6 years, it is most likely that we have had H1N1. We have patients who come to the hospital with the suspicion of flu, get treatment and then discharge, we do not have any quarantined cases.” He said.
Anesthesiology and Reanimation Department Intensive Care Department Lecturer Assoc. Melike Cengiz, on the other hand, said that 1 person was treated in the intensive care unit. Dr. Dilara İnan, Department of Anesthesiology and Reanimation, Department of Intensive Care, Lecturer Assoc. Melike Cengiz made statements about the swine flu, which has been on the agenda recently. Underlining that flu is a viral disease, Prof. Dr. İnal said that it is a disease with high fever, cough, and widespread body pain. drawn by Prof.Dr. İnal said, “H1N1 has now taken its place among the seasonal viruses. It has been a seasonal causative virus for the last 5-6 years. This is the cause of about 70 percent of all flus.”
Cleaning is Important
Informing about the measures to be taken against the flu, Prof. Dr. İnal said, “Vaccination is very important in prevention. Those with chronic diseases, those with heart, lung, diabetes, the elderly, children and pregnant women must be protected by vaccination. Hands should be washed with plenty of water and soap. Do not touch public transportation vehicles, door handles or shared vehicles. Afterwards, hands should be washed with plenty of water and soap. Sufficient fluid intake and good nutrition are protective against the flu.” Emphasizing that it increased in January, Prof. Dr. İnal said, “There is no increase in our cases compared to last year. There is no increase in the number of cases that cause panic. The situation is progressing as we expect. As every year, our patients apply, their diagnosis and treatment are directed.” Emphasizing the need to pay attention to the diet, the experts emphasized that they should stay indoors as little as possible, ventilate the workplaces, pay attention to the diet and pay attention to cleanliness.