In a world of global economy, where people can travel worldwide and the borders are not clearly defined, it is obvious that the global pandemic is going to happen. It is definitely right to say that any perfect disease brings humanity to its knees. There is no doubt in saying that swine flu is a perfect disease which has very deadly consequences.

Swine flu came into existence in the year 1918 and resulted in the loss of about 50 to 100 million lives. So, it is very necessary to know the symptoms of swine flu so as to fight against this deadly disease.

Swine flu is a harmful variant of Influenza a Type-H1N1. The question now is how our reacts to such diseases when it infects us. We all know that our bodies have some immunity to fight against such diseases and kill the germs. However, it is very necessary to attain a level of immunity so that the body can fight against the symptoms and kill the germs of flu.

However, it has been found in the recent studies that H1N1 swine flu virus is a mix of bird, swine and human influenza. Generally, this disease occurs when a person is in contact with any infected person. It is a communicable disease and spreads from one person to other.

Initially, the person will not realize H1N1 swine flu as he would only feel mild home sickness. However, after 24 hours or more he/she would start feeling the effects of this disease.

Some of the common symptoms of swine flu include fever, headaches, body aches, sore throats, fatigue, chills and coughing. Although, these symptoms are same as any common flu, the people suffering from H1N1 swine flu also face other problems such as diarrhea, vomiting and associated dehydration.

Apart from these swine flu symptoms, the disease gets severe when pulmonary edema fills the lungs with fluid and it causes severe coughing. This situation is very dangerous and can even result in the death of a patient. Some of these symptoms even result in the origin of many other diseases such as tuberculosis, heart attacks or pneumonia. So, it is very necessary to not ignore any of these symptoms.

However, due to the introduction of new medications swine flu is today not as deadly and harmful as before. Modern medicines have showed fruitful results and recovered many of them from this deadly disease. Some of the anti-viral drugs such as Relenza and Tamiflu are highly effective in fighting against swine flu.

It is also necessary that the patient should take plenty of rest and be tension-free. This would increase the body-resistance to fight against infection and avoid other complication like dehydration etc. a patient can become as before by following the proper treatment.

Hence, it is very important that the infected person receives proper care and medication so as to avoid any further complications. Some of the precautions that you can take anytime include covering your mouth when sneezing or coughing and washing hands. These steps would prevent a person from the spread of this disease.

Every person is aware of malaria disease. It is very common in tropics. This disease is transmitted when an infected mosquito bites a person. Depending on the kind of parasite the symptoms of malaria tend to grow.

For example, if any person has been infected due to Plasmodium falciparum then the initial symptoms are visible after 9-14 days. In case of Plasmodium ovale or Plasmodium vivax the symptoms are visible after 12-18 days and in Plasmodium malariae the initial symptoms are seen in 18-40 days.

Some of the most common malaria symptoms include chills, fever, sweats, headaches, vomiting, nausea and fatigue. However, the weak immunity system of our body causes any disease. Due to this the body is not able to fight against the infections and viruses and hence causes diseases. Those people who live in slum areas generally develop semi-immunity to malaria and so they show either no or very less symptoms of malaria.

Depending on the kind of parasite, the malaria symptoms come in a cycle and stay for different span of time. This is true for malaria causing parasite in its initial stages of cycle. So, if the malaria symptoms are visible in a cyclic way then you can easily predict that that person is suffering from malaria. Some of the malaria symptoms are very common and same as bacterial, parasitic and viral infections.

Some of the other symptoms of this disease include enlarged spleen, dry cough and muscle pain. Malaria can also cause some severe problems related to spinal cord and brain in rare cases. It might also result in loss of consciousness and lead to seizures.

Malaria is typically caused when a female mosquito bites and this parasite microbe is transmitted form the mosquito to blood through a hypoderme needle like sting. So, you should always take certain precautions when traveling in the areas where such kind of mosquitoes is found. Malaria also occurs due to the transfusion of the infected blood.

Now let us see some of the other symptoms of Malaria:

  • Jaundice
  • Sequential chills, sweating and fever
  • Bloody stools
  • Muscle pain
  • Headache
  • Vomiting and nausea
  • Anemia

Amongst all of the malarial infections, the infection caused by Plasmodium falciparum is considered as the most dangerous. So, it should be treated properly otherwise it can be fatal.

Hence, it is better to go and visit a doctor if you feel any of the above discussed symptoms. A disease can be cured more easily at an early stage. Do not neglect any of the symptoms if they occur frequently as it might lead to some serious problem. Also precaution is better than cure. So maintain cleanliness in your houses and kitchens. This would prevent any mosquitoes to enter in the house.

Also, it is not necessary that if you feel any of the above symptoms then it is of malaria, the symptoms can also be due to some other problems. So, only a doctor can determine and guide you in a better way.

Any person in any age can suffer from fever. Mostly people get fever when some virus attacks their body. It also depends on the immunity system of the body to fight against these viruses and prevent individuals from getting fever. Those persons with weak immunity system have fair chances of suffering from fever because the WBC’s or white blood corpuscles are not enough to fight against the virus.

Every person is aware of the fever symptoms. Some of the most commonly occurring fever symptoms include: headaches, cold, shiver, fatigue, pain in the joints, sore throat, weakness, backache, red face and weight loss. In rare cases, people also suffer from abdominal pain when have fever.

Few of the other fever symptoms that are only observed in particular kind of fever include swollen and painful joints, shortness of breath, throat infection and chest pain. People might also show different signs such as rashes on the skin of back, chest and stomach.

Fever can be of any type. This means fever can be malaria fever, viral fever, jaundice fever, typhoid fever, rheumatic or due to any other illness. Rheumatic fever generally occurs in children with age between 6 to 16 years. So, the fever that has caused depends on the kind of virus that has attacked the body. These viruses are transmitted in the body through blood and hence spread to all body parts.

Apart from this many other major problems such cancer etc also show fever as their symptoms. So, it is very necessary to visit a doctor so as to know what kind of fever you have and start the treatment.

Doctors can know about the disease very well either by performing blood or urine tests. These tests are very authentic and help doctors know about the kind of fever any person has. In this way proper treatment can be started for the disease to cure it.

Secondly, it is very necessary to build a strong immunity system of the body. This can be done by taking a balanced diet which includes green leafy vegetables and fruits. Also, regular exercise and drinking plenty of water helps to avoid many other illnesses.

Also, if fever occurs frequently in 1-2 months, then it should not neglected and consult a specialist to determine the proper cause behind the disease. Do not hesitate in visiting a doctor as it is always possible to cure a disease at an early stage. Once the disease progresses, it takes more time for recovery.

Today, many good antibiotics are available today which are used to treat fever. These drugs are very effective and offer good results. However, there are many people who take medicines on their own, without consulting any doctor. They go to medical stores and buy the drugs. But it is not right as infections are not properly treated in such cases and so the problem occurs again after sometime.

Hence, if you feel any of the above mentioned symptoms consistently for 2-3 days then go to a doctor immediately to cure the disease.

Just like some other diseases Dengue is also a life threatening disease. The tropical regions are the most prone to this disease. Dengue is also referred as dengue hemorrhagic fever. However, the fever begins just as the normal fever but gets worse after sometime. It is very difficult for the patient to understand initially as some of the symptoms are quite similar to normal fever symptoms.

Dengue lasts for about 2-7 days. Some of the most common dengue fever symptoms include:

  • Pain in the joints
  • Pain in eyes
  • Muscle pain
  • Rashes on the skin
  • Sometimes bleeding also occurs in the gums, nose and the skin
  • Patients can experience abdominal pain
  • Vomiting of brownish color
  • Black stool

Whatever may be the disease one should not take it lightly and immediately consult a doctor? The virus responsible for causing dengue fever is generally transmitted by a particular mosquito known as Aedes. This readily infects the body and the very first sign of the disease is fever. However, it cannot be predicted directly that the fever is dengue fever as it can be caused due to many other illness.

However, it is very important to know that dengue does not transmit from one person to another. It is only this mosquito that is responsible for causing the disease.

Till this date no effective vaccine has been introduced to this dengue virus. Researches are going on to find a good one, however, it is complicated. Mainly, dengue is of four serotypes. But when infected by anyone, none of them will provide immunity to the body. The vaccines invented to fight against dengue help to develop the immunity system of the body to fight against other more severe diseases.

So, it is very necessary to make efforts so as to control the population of dengue causing mosquitoes. Ensure that stale water is not present in the surrounding open areas. In tanks or ponds, sometimes mosquito larva is present in the stale water that causes many other illnesses due to lack of cleanliness.

These Aedes mosquitoes are generally active in the afternoon or in the morning. So, in order to prevent yourself from these mosquito bites you can be alert during those times. There are many mosquito repellents available in the market. So you can use them or can wear long-sleeved shirts. However, the best way is to keep the surroundings clean. This would keep you away from many harmful diseases.

Sometimes, dengue fever is not that serious. Always prefer healthy food and drink plenty of water and lots of other fluids. If dengue fever progresses then it might be possible that you are admitted to the hospital immediately. This is the worst period so patients should be monitored continuously. The worst dengue fever symptoms could be seen in the form of bleeding and vomiting.

So, it is always better to visit a doctor in the early stages than facing the problem afterwards. Do not worry and be confident.