Masks in schools, on roads become a common sight as Swine flu spreads

 Masks in schools, on roads become a common sight as Swine flu spreads

School children wear face masks as a precaution against Swine Flu in Jammu on Wednesday. The disease has caused 700 deaths in India so far. PTI

Jaipur: Tourists wear mask to protect themselves from Swine Flu in Jaipur on Saturday. PTI

Tourists wear mask to protect themselves from Swine Flu in Jaipur on Saturday. Swine Flu, also known as H1N1 type A influenza, is a human disease. The name 'Swine Flu' stuck because originally the disease transmitted from pigs to humans. PTI

Srinagar: A group of youth wearing protective mask as a precaution for Swine Flu in Srinagar on Tuesday. PTI

 A group of youth wearing protective masks as a precaution against Swine Flu in Srinagar. The virus transmits from person to person through the same medium as other flu viruses. Swine Flu is very contagious. The disease is spread through saliva and mucus particles. PTI

New Delhi: Girls wear mask to take protection against Swine Flu  at IGI in New Delhi on Sunday.PTI

Girls wear mask to take protection against Swine Flu at IGI in New Delhi. A simple sneeze may cause thousands of germs to spread through the air. The virus can linger on tables and surface areas like door knobs, waiting to be picked up. PTI

Bikaner : An infant is protected against Swine Flu virus with a mask in Bikaner on Saturday. PTI

An infant is protected against Swine Flu virus with a mask in Bikaner on Saturday. The virus is constantly evolving and that's what makes the disease particularly dangerous. Because of its constantly evolving nature it is tough to acquire immunity against it. PTI

Mumbai: A teacher taking a class of students wearing masks to avoid contracting swine flu in Mumbai on Friday. PTI

A teacher taking a class of students wearing masks to avoid contracting swine flu in Mumbai. The symptoms of Swine Flu are similar to regular flu which makes it tough to detect the disease. People with Swine Flu may be more likely to feel nauseous and throw up than people who have seasonal flu. PTI

Gandhinagar: Congress MLAs  hold placards and wear masks during a protest against Gujarat government's failure in controlling swine flu cases, in Gandhinagar on Monday. PTI

Congress MLAs hold placards and wear masks during a protest against Gujarat government's failure in controlling swine flu cases. The best way to stay safe and keep the deadly disease at a distance is to get a flu shot or flu vaccine on a yearly basis. PTI

Updated Date: Feb 26, 2015 08:12:23 IST