What is The H1N1 Vaccine Called?

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1.) Nasal spray H1N1 vaccine is called: LAIV(Live Attenuated Influenza Vaccine.)

LAIV uses a live form of the swine flu virus, and as such, it is only available to people ages  2-50, that are not pregnant or nursing and are in good health, without pre-existing conditions and negative genetic factors. People with these weaknesses may suffer death from the use of the live H1N1 vaccine, making caregivers very selective about who gets it.

2.) The H1N1 vaccine shot is called: the 2009 H1N1 Flu shot(Yes, this is the real name you ask for.)

The swine flu shot is for everyone who can’t meet the above criteria for the nasal spray.

 Since the WHO,(World Health Organization) announced that it is considering removing the title of Pandemic from the swine flu outbreak, the demand for the vaccine has dropped, and it can be gotten in most areas from a lot of grocery stores that have pharmacists. For those areas still experiencing shortages, contact the CDC for where to go in your neighborhood.

Tests for Swine Flu

There are a number of ways to test for H1N1 swine flu. At the top is the Simplexa Influenza Test. It uses a nasal swap to detected the virus and the non-invasive test has received rave reviews for being painless and much more reliable than DFA,( direct immunofluorescence). Made by Quest Diagnostics, the Simplexa Influenza Test was was approved in 2010.

Other testing options for H1N1 include Polymerase chain reaction, Rapid cell culture, DFA(Direct Immunofluorescence), and EIA (Enzyme Immunoassay testing), Specimens can also be taken from secretions and aspirations of suspected infected patients.

Treatment Options for 2009-10 H1N1

The care of H1N1 swine flu patients is the same as with other respiratory illnesses, like getting lots of liquids, rest, and sleep, with the added effort of antiviral agents to help lessen the illness. For people confirmed and in some cases, even suspected of having been in contact with the H1N1 virus, one of these antiviral agents are administered, depending on the age and health of the victim and also on how far along their illness had progressed.

1.)Tamiflu(Oseltamivir)

2.)Relenza(Zanamivir)

Sources:

www.questdiagnostics.com/2009H 1N1/

www.dshs.state.tx.us/lab/serol ogy_eia.shtm

www.news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health /8128509.stm

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