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Swine Flu H1N1: What, Where, Why

Dr. Shreenivas (Author)

The 2009 flu pandemic is a global outbreak of a new strain of a influenza A virus subtype HINI, officially named the "new HINI", first identified in April 2009, and commonly called "Swine Flu". It is thought to be reassortment of four known strains of influenza A virus: one endemic in (normally infecting) humans, one endemic in birds, and two endemic in pigs (swine). Transmission of the new strain is human-to-human, with cooked pork products safe to eat as the virus cannot be transmitted by eating foods.

The outbreak began in Mexico, with evidence that Mexico was already in the midst of an epidemic for months before the outbreak was recognized. Soon, its Government closed down most of Mexico City's public and private offices and facilities to help contain the spread. In early June, as the virus spread globally, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the outbreak to be a pandemic, but also noted that most illnesses were of "moderate severity". The virus has since spread to the Southern Hemisphere which entered its winter flu season, and to many less developed countries with limited healthcare systems. Because the virus was spreading with "unprecedented spped", and many clinics were overwhelmed testing and treating patients, WHO stopped requiring countries to report all cases, but is still monitoring unusually large outbreaks.

Although the symptoms of Human Influenza date back to 400 BC and described by Hippocrates during this period, the virus has caused numerous pandemics. It is in fitness of things that researches are conducted to cure the patients suffering from Swine Flu (H1N1).

The idea behind bringing out this important Book on Swine Flue is to make the people aware regarding the risks involved besides providing advice for the proper and inexpensive treatment with a view to optimizing the health budgets of the Federal Governments.

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About the author

Dr. Shreenivas

Dr. Shreenivas (90) is one of the most renowned medical experts in the world having qualified as Ella Lyman Cabot Fellow from Harvard (USA) and as Haskell Fellow from Kansas (USA). He has been the Professor and Head of the Department of Medicine at the Prince of Wales Medical College, Patna and the Founder Director of the Indira Gandhi Institute of Cardiology, Patna.

Respectfully regarded as the Father of Cardiology, Dr. Shreenivas has established many institutions of higher related to health care and hospital management, polypathic and integrated systems of treatment, non-formal and continuing education.

Dr. Shreenivas has invented new theories and discoveries including personal identification, finger prints, spiritometary and drugless therapies.

Dr. Shreenivas has the credit of addressing the Parliament of World Religions in Chicago, USA in 1993 on the occasion of its Centennial Celebrations.

Dr. Shreenivas has authored more than 12 books and encyclopedias on medical science, eco-philosophy, alternative, complementary and energetic medicine.

In order to optimise the health budgets of the Federal, the Central and the State Governments, Dr. Shreenivas has approached the President of India, Her Excellency Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil for seeking her kind consent for the establishment of Pratibha Devisingh Patil international Institute of Polypathy with a view to united all therapies and helping the patients to get cured as soon as possible with the help of a Set of Therapies based on his belief that the patients do not have any bias for a particular therapy, rather they want to be cured in least time with minimal investment.

The Global Open University, Nagaland has decided to translated the wishes and aspirations of Dr. Shreenivas action at the earliest.

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Bibliographic information

Title Swine Flu H1N1: What, Where, Why
Format Hardcover
Date published: 31.01.2010
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788171393404
length x+230p., Tables; Figures; Maps; Bibliography; Index; 22cm.