Tag Archive: diseases

Jul 10

Carpet and Allergies

Soon after a new carpet has been installed, house-dust mites will be busy making themselves at home. Micro¬≠organisms, such as bacteria and molds, can also thrive in carpeting, which provides them with a warm, moist environment with plenty to eat. Dirt will inevitably be walked into the carpet from outside, depositing traces of soil, pollen, animal dander; animal waste products, pesticide residues, mold spores, and so on. All of these can cause allergies. This is a good reason to adopt a “no-shoes” policy in the home, for guests as well as members of the family.

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May 02

Swine Flu – Explain Stuff – Fact of the Day

This post explains swine flu influenza, 2009 swine flu outbreak, describe the life cycle of the swine flu virus, mention countries where swine flu is present. Explainstuff.com also explains measures to prevent swine flu, comments have experiences of swine flu.

Swine influenza (also called swine flu, hog flu, and pig flu) refers to influenza caused by those strains of influenza virus that usually infect pigs and are called swine influenza virus (SIV). Swine influenza is common in pigs in the mid-western United States (and occasionally in other states), Mexico, Canada, South America, Europe (including the United Kingdom, Sweden, and Italy), Kenya, Mainland China, Taiwan, Japan and other parts of eastern Asia.

Transmission of Swine Influenza Virus from pigs to humans is uncommon. When it results in human influenza, it is called zoonotic…..
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