18 August 2009

Swine Flu Party in Bangalore India

Party Fever : A common word used in Party Animals. Now is time for Fever Party, its a real fever party: Swine Flu Party or H1N1 Party.

Swine Flu party is an attempt to get immunity against the virus. Doctors say it is a good idea.

Soon swine flu party tickets will be available for major cities like Mumbai, Bangalore, Delhi, Pune, Kolkatta etc. Dont know people will sell the tickets online.

Love Fever : 'Swine Flu Love'
(Image taken from web)

At present business people are exploiting the swine flu situation.
  • Major business areas are 'Swine Flu Mask'. In Bangalore a Rs. 3 mask is selling for Rs 15 to 20. N95 mask is selling for Rs. 750 also.
  • Local mask market: Some mask looks a a funnel or beak on the face of the people and it also cost high.
  • Eucalyptus oil: Its out of stock in most of the medical shops at least in Bangalore.
  • Now the new trend going to come is Swine Flu Party or H1N1 Party.
Good news for the party fever guys. I am pretty sure that health conscious society will not going to attend this kind of parties.

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12 August 2009

Swine Flu : Home Care Guidance

Swine Flu : Home Care Guidance

You will probably be sick for several days with fever and respiratory symptoms.
Take Medications as Prescribed:

* Take all of the antiviral medication as directed.
* Continue to cover your cough and wash your hands often, even when taking antiviral medications, to prevent spreading influenza to others.
* Call the office if you (or your child) experience any side effects; i.e. nausea, vomiting, rash, or unusual behavior.
* Take medications for symptom relief as needed for fever and pain such as acetaminophen (Tylenol®) and ibuprofen (Advil®, Motrin®, Nuprin ®), and cough medicine. These medicines do not need to be taken regularly if your symptoms improve.
* Do not give aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid) or products that contain aspirin (e.g. bismuth subsalicylate – Pepto Bismol) to children or teenagers 18 years old or younger.
* Children younger than 4 years of age should not be given over-the-counter cold medications without first speaking with a health care provider.

Seek Emergency Care If your child experiences any of the following:

* Fast breathing or trouble breathing
* Bluish or gray skin color
* Not drinking enough fluids
* Severe or persistent vomiting
* Not waking up or not interacting
* Being so irritable that the child does not want to be held
* Flu-like symptoms improve but then return with fever and worse cough

In adults, emergency warning signs that need urgent medical attention include:

* Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
* Pain or pressure in the chest or abdomen
* Sudden dizziness
* Confusion
* Severe or persistent vomiting
* Flu-like symptoms improve but then return with fever and worse cough

Follow These Home Care Recommendations:

* Stay home for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone except to get medical care or for other necessities. (Your fever should be gone without the use of fever-reducing medicine.)
* Keep away from others as much as possible. This is to keep from making others sick.
* Drink clear fluids (such as water, broth, sports drinks, electrolyte beverages for infants) to keep from being dehydrated.
* Dishes can be done in dishwasher or with hot soapy water.
* Throw away tissues and other disposable items used by the sick person in the trash. Wash your hands after touching used tissues and similar waste.
* Have everyone in the household wash hands often with soap and water, especially after coughing or sneezing. Alcohol-based hand cleaners* are also effective.
* Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Germs spread this way.

Taken from www.cdc.gov/h1n1flu

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11 August 2009

Independence Day Man in Bangalore

If you see a man who is colorfully dressed, holding our huge Indian National Flag in Bangalore streets, he is Veeranna from Devanagari . He is selling different sizes of our national flags, badges etc for our 62 Independence day - 2009

Independence Day Man : standing in Cubbon Park Bangalore

Dressed like a King and holding our Tricolor in left hand with pride. Amazing to see his 'badge Armour' and a bunch of small flags resting in his back. A special kind of sun glass which has a protective leather cover on the sides.

Kids are holding National Flags with the Independence Day Man In Bangalore,
Karnataka, India

He has a reason for dressing like a King. Make the kids happy and create enthusiasm in the children. Few weeks before the Independence day he comes down from Devanagari to Bangalore to sell the National flags and badges.

If you find in Bangalore, please don't forget to buy a flag from him.

Independence day activities in India are under the shadow of Swine flu this year 2009. Some schools are closed in Bangalore due to H1N1 and stopped practicing the Independence day programs.

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Wash hands to avoid swine flu

WHO says us to wash our hands properly to avoid swine flu. So wash your hands frequently like the 'Healthy Hindustan' ad from Lifebuoy soap(about Lifebuoy Soap: In 1894, William Hesketh Lever launched Lifebuoy in the UK as the Royal Disinfectant Soap.)

Clean hands protect against H1N1 or Swine Flu. Keeping our hands clean is one of the most important things we can do to keep from getting sick and from spreading germs to others.

  • Clean your hands regularly.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water, and dry them thoroughly.
  • Use alcohol-based hand rub if you don’t have immediate access to soap and water.

Wash your hands properly

* Keeping our hands clean is one of the most important things we can do to keep from getting sick and from spreading germs to others.
* It is best to wash hands with soap and clean running water for 20 seconds
* If soap and clean water are not available, use an alcohol-based product to clean your hands

* Alcohol-based handrubs significantly reduce the number of germs on skin and are fast acting
* When using an alcohol-based hand rub, apply the product to the palm of one hand and rub hands together. Rub the product over all surfaces of hands and fingers until hands are dry

10 August 2009

Swine Flu H1N1 World Map

Swine Flu H1N1 is spreading all over the world and the pace will be very high in the highly populated countries like India and China. Indian Government is acting very quickly to make the pandemic under control.

There are lot of questions arising from everywhere 'How to protect my self from Swine Flu / H1Ni'.

Following are some guidelines WHO recommends to prevent Swine Flu

For individuals who are well:
Maintain distance of at least 1 metre from any individual with influenza-like symptoms
• refrain from touching mouth and nose
• perform hand hygiene frequently, by washing with soap and water or using an alcoholbased handrub , especially if touching the mouth and nose and surfaces that are potentially contaminated
• reduce as much as possible the time spent in close contact with people who might be ill
• reduce as much as possible the time spent in crowded settings
• improve airflow in your living space by opening windows as much as possible.

Click here to get the list of Hospitals testing H1N1 in Bangalore with address and phone numbers

Number of Laboratory cases reported to WHO

For individuals with influenza-like symptoms:
• stay at home if you feel unwell and follow the local public health recommendations
• keep distance from well individuals as much as possible (at least 1 metre)
• cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing, with tissues or other suitable
materials, to contain respiratory secretions. Dispose of the material immediately after use
or wash it. Clean hands immediately after contact with respiratory secretions!
• improve airflow in your living space by opening windows as much as possible.

Geographic Spread of Swine Flu / H1N

If masks are worn, proper use and disposal is essential to ensure they are potentially
effective and to avoid any increase in risk of transmission associated with the incorrect
use of masks. The following information on correct use of masks derives from the practices in health-care settings:

• place mask carefully to cover mouth and nose and tie securely to minimise any gaps
between the face and the mask
• while in use, avoid touching the mask - whenever you touch a used mask, for example when removing or washing, clean hands by washing with soap and water or using an alcohol-based handrub
• replace masks with a new clean, dry mask as soon as they become damp/humid
• do not re-use single-use masks
- discard single-use masks after each use and dispose of them immediately upon

How to wear a mask ? See at N95 mask : No Stock in Bangalore

Although some alternative barriers to standard medical masks are frequently used (e.g. cloth
mask, scarf, paper masks, rags tied over the nose and mouth), there is insufficient information available on their effectiveness. If such alternative barriers are used, they should only be used once or, in the case of cloth masks, should be cleaned thoroughly between each use (i.e. wash with normal household detergent at normal temperature). They should be removed immediately after caring for the ill. Hands should be washed immediately after removal of the mask.

Find out more about Swine Flu at WHO website

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09 August 2009

Peace between the states

The unveiling of the statue of poet-saint Thiruvalluvar near Ulsoor by the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi in the presence of his Karnataka counterpart Chief Minister B.S Yeddyurappa went off peacefully on Sunday amidst a large turnout. (News from Hindu)

No more water issues and the relationship between
Karnataka and Tamil Nadu are growing and its very much happy to see it. Peace between the states

Police van carrying Protesters . Displayed 'Kannada Flag'

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N95 mask : No Stock in Bangalore

In any pharmacy you go ask for the N95 mask, its out of stock. In a meidcal pharmacy in BTM Layout is taking orders from customers and will inform you once they have the stock.

Some customers are taking the normal masks which cost around Rs. 10 per piece.

N95 mask is the once which prevents from swine flu, H1N1 is on high demand.

8210, 8210 plus, 07048, 81105 and 511 are the models and the cost ranges from Rs 55 to Rs 270

The most effective model is 8571 and it cost around 270
N95 model 511 is also effective against the H1N1 flu and it cost around Rs. 150

3M Company has been manufacturing the N95 masks and all stocks in the stock market is roaring up because of swine flu

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(Image taken from web: click on image to view in bigger size)

08 August 2009

Swine flu test in bangalore

Following are the hospitals doing swine flu test in Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Victoria Hospital
Fort Road,
K R Market
Ph: 080 26703294
(also know as Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute)
Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Chest Diseases
Hombegowda Nagar
Bengaluru, Bengaluru
Ph: 080 26632634
Lakeside Hospital
# 33/4
Near Ulsoor Lake
Meanee Avenue Road
Karnataka 560008
Ph: 080 25360823
St Martha's Hospital
5, Atmananda Colony,
Sultan Palya,
Phone +91 80 22275081
Mallya Hospital
Vittal Mallya Road
080 22277979
Emergency: 080 22242325
Vaidehi Hospital
White Field
080-28413381/ 080-28413382/ 080-28413383
Emergency: 080 41259032
Manipal Hospital
Airport Road (Old Airport)
Bangalore- 560017
080 2502 4444
080 2502 3344
Mallige Medical Centre Hospital
Crescent Road,
Bangalore, Karnataka 560001
Ph: +91 80 22203333
Ambedkar Medical Institute and Hospital
+91 80 25463442
St Johns Medical College Hospital
Sarjapur Main Road,
Near Koramangla
Bangalore- 560034
Ph: 080 25532037
M. S. Ramaiah Medical College
MSR Nagar,
New BEL Road
Bangalore - 560054
Phone - + 91- 080-2360 5190/23601742/23601743/23605408
Mallige Mahabodhi Hospital
Siddapura Road
Jayanagar, Bengaluru, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
+91 80 26565678
Pristine Hospital
#877, Modi Hospital Road,
II Stage Extension,
West of chord Road,
Bangalore - 560 086.
Ph: 080 - 41354444 (30 lines), 51270776 / 7
City Hospital
No 25/91,
20th Main Road,
2nd Block,
Rajajinagar, Bangalore, 560010

If you want to find out the route from your locality go to any one of the following site and search with the hospital name

eg: Victoria Hospital, Bangalore


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05 August 2009

Swine flu in Bangalore

All over the world Swine influenza (also called H1N1 flu, swine flu, hog flu, and pig flu) is spreading. Bangalore is also vulnerable to this decease. So far there are 50 swine flu cases reported in Karanataka.

Photo of Swine flu virus

Hospitals conducting swine flu test in Bangalore (H1N1 Test in Bangalore Hospitals)

1. Victoria Hospital, Kalasipalyam, K R Market, Bangalore Ph: 080 26703294
This hospital is know as Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute

2. Lakeside Hospital, # 33/4, Near Ulsoor Lake, Meanee Avenue Road, Ulsoor, Bangalore, Karnataka 560008 Ph: 080 25360823

3. Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Chest Diseases, Hombegowda Nagar, Bengaluru, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India Ph: 080 26632634

Swine influenza was first proposed to be a disease related to human influenza during the 1918 flu pandemic. In 1918 pandemic, anywhere from 50 to 100 million people were killed worldwide.

Swine Flu details at wiki

Swine Flu Symptoms
* fever, which is usually high, but unlike seasonal flu, is sometimes absent
* cough
* runny nose or stuffy nose
* sore throat
* body aches
* headache
* chills
* fatigue or tiredness, which can be extreme
* diarrhea and vomiting, sometimes, but more commonly seen than with seasonal flu

Signs of a more serious swine flu infection might include pneumonia and respiratory failure.

Swine Flu Prevention & Treatment

There is no vaccine available right now to protect against H1N1 virus. There are everyday actions that can help prevent the spread of germs that cause respiratory illnesses like influenza.

Protect your health from Swine Flu H1Ni

* Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.
* Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after you cough or sneeze. Alcohol-based hand cleaners are also effective.
* Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs spread this way.
* Try to avoid close contact with sick people.
* Stay home if you are sick for 7 days after your symptoms begin or until you have been symptom-free for 24 hours, whichever is longer. This is to keep from infecting others and spreading the virus further.

01 August 2009

Speeding, No one thinks big of you

Speeding, No one thinks big of you !!!

A must watch video. Thanks Akki for sending the video