Most people today ask “What is the swine flu all about?” and they have reason to wonder because of the increasing number of people that have been infected with a new kind of swine flu. The concern is understandable because many have succumbed to this disease and the fear of a serious epidemic or a pandemic have caused countries all over the world to take precautionary measures to fight it.
One has to wonder about how severe the flu is and how far has it spread. We can assume that it is serious because young adults who shouldn’t die of the flu have died of it in Mexico! Though the cases in the US were pretty mild and curable, the fact remains that if not checked in time and prevention measures are not undertaken by governments and the people themselves, the virus can spread.
Measures like the usage of infrared cameras at airports and railway terminals to detect people with temperatures/fevers coming on flights from areas that have been affected by swine flu, banning of public meetings and assemblies, closing down of public places, malls, theatres, schools and other institutions, etc have been brought into effect in an attempt to curb the spread of the swine flu virus.
No matter what precautions a person takes, it is of utmost importance to pay attention to sanitary conditions and cleanliness of the environment. A person can get easily infected by touching surfaces that have the virus. Apart from wearing facemasks, respirators, washing one’s hands regularly with soap and water, avoiding contact with other people etc, one can go a step further to protect oneself by using the Smittstopp spray.
This spray is not only a cleaner and disinfectant, but also kills and destroys the minute microorganisms like viruses and bacteria. The spray can be used on all surfaces. It bonds quickly and strongly to almost any surface material and stays on for a very long time. This long term precaution is most effective. It has been proved that the Smittstopp spray effects last under water and on clothes even after 20 washes!
The Smittstopp spray works on the novel technology of “electrostatic attraction”. This means that once the spray is used on a particular surface, it leaves a thin layer of cationic polymer behind. This layer is positively charged and it attracts the microorganisms like viruses and bacteria which are anionic (negatively charged) to it. Once these viruses get stuck on the sprayed surface they instantly get destroyed. This is a sure way of keeping the environment germ and virus free, as the viruses do not have the time to breed or spread.
The Smittstopp spray should be sprayed on all surfaces that are most likely to be touched. These are switches, taps, door knobs, door handles, banister railings, table tops, latches, and all personal items that are handled everyday. It is also wise to have the Smittstopp sprayed in public places like hospitals, clinics, bus stops, terminals, malls etc. so that the environment is kept virus free.
To give you an idea about what is the swine flu all about, information and reports have made it clear that those infected in the US and Mexico were not in contact with swine or eve each other, but it is a known fact that the virus spreads from person to person and it is extremely rare for it to be transmitted from pigs to humans. If this has been the case it has petered out and did not cause a pandemic.