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Swine flu, SARS and kimchi

December 28, 2009

A few thousand years, would be makers of kimchi (a Korean pickled cabbage side dish), long before the emergence of SARS and the Swine Flu, never their staple diet could prevent and cure this viral infection may have imagined.

In April '09, the World Health Organization (WHO), the influenza pandemic raised his status to four warning phase.

What is infected, the difference between the annual flu season and the A (H1N1) flu? According to the WorldHealth Organization:

"Influenza A (H1N1) is a new virus and that most people have little or no immunity and therefore this virus can cause more infections than the seasonal flu can be seen. The new influenza A (H1N1) seems to be as contagious as seasonal influenza, and spreads quickly enough, particularly among young people (between 10 and 45). The severity of the disease from very mild symptoms to serious diseases that can lead to death. The majority of people whoExperience with the virus and restore the milder disease without antiviral treatment or medical care. Of the serious cases, more than half the people in the hospital care had underlying conditions or weakened immune systems. "[1]

"If it was somewhere in the world that a beating from SARS, it is Hong Kong," said Peter Cordingley, spokesman for the World Health Organization (WHO) in Manila. "The lesson was learned." Based on the past, Hong Kong has already issued travel –Advisories and strengthened controls at airports, including the use of infrared temperature scans, and the detention of travelers come with flu-like symptoms. [2]

The overseas countries and territories / municipalities reported their first pandemic (H1N1) 2009 confirmed case (s) since the last web update (July 6, 2009), 22 July 2009:

Afghanistan, Andorra, Belize, Bhutan, Botswana, Reunion Island (French overseas community), Haiti, Marshall Islands, Federated States ofof Micronesia, Namibia, St. Eustatius (Netherlands Antilles), St. Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Seychelles, Solomon Islands, Sudan, Tonga, Turks and Caicos Islands (UK Overseas Territory), the United Republic of Tanzania, United States Samoa (U.S.), Guam (U.S.)

From 22 July 2009, led the total number of deaths on pig flu is 1154th The latest information of reported cases can be found on the WHO pandemic (H1N1) 2009 Website listed at the bottom of thisArticle. The below link to a Google Map shows areas of the swine flu outbreak of providing an accurate picture of geographical infection outbreaks.

How is it treated?

On suspicion of the virus, a five-day regimen of zanamivir alone or in combination with either amantadine or rimantadine, oseltamivir and will be launched. For the confirmed cases of swine influenza A (H1N1) virus infection, either oseltamivir (Tamiflu) or zanamivir (Relenza) can be administered.[3]

Will a face mask to protect myself from infection?

We have only very limited information about the effectiveness of face masks and respirators to combat and control of influenza. When used correctly, facemasks and respirators may help to lower the risk of influenza, but they should work with other preventive measures such as avoiding close contact and maintaining good hand hygiene along used.

"Unless otherwise specified, refers to" breathing "to an N95 or higher filtering faceEach respirator by the U.S. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) certified. Three feet is often used by infection control professionals to define close contact and on studies of respiratory infections on, but for practical purposes, this distance between up to 6 meters. The World Health Organization "is used approximately 1 meter", the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration "is used within 6 meters." [3]

Every forecast for theFuture?

Approximately 90-95% of infected people recover in spite of severe symptoms are a 100 + degree temp. Headache, extreme tiredness, chills, diarrhea, sore throat, muscle pain, in principle, all common flu symptoms.

To date, must be given carefully, because pigs are taken flu (H1N1), is still widespread and can be a pandemic, all regions or countries. Annual influenza outbreaks are likely and foreseeable. But this did not follow the usual flu outbreak pattern. TheFuture prognosis is speculation among those who believe they will decline pig flu (H1N1), and this summer '09, and those who think they'll split the return to similar cases such as the influenza pandemic of 1918 claim.

So what is this potential wonder drug at the Korean table?

Since 2003, when SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) rolled across Asia, Koreans remained largely unaffected. As day and national leaflet that,Kimchi has been to support the status of transported natural prevention and cure of SARS, with virtually no scientific evidence for his assertion. Believe me, as someone who eats kimchi every day and she loves so much, I operate a web site dedicated to Kimchi and Korean food, I appreciate and listen to the suggestions and hope for further scientific study validating such claims. Imagine with a food-obsessed, that suddenly is the life in the face to save a new and deadly healthThreat.

Scientists at Seoul National University fed infects a kimchi extract to thirteen chickens with avian flu. A week later, eleven of the thirteen chickens apparently recovered. To date, such studies were not published, and certainly not by a medical or scientific community. Professor Kang recognized the Seoul National University, observed the thirteen chickens found found Leuconostoc (lactic acid bacteria) in kimchi had a positiveImpact on bird flu.

Hong Jong Hoon, a technical consultant with the Korea Development Institute Agriculture, suggested another possible and the starting point is the way the Koreans eat most of their garlic!

Hong began his studies in the research of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention Web site where he was a link between SARS and the corona virus. Then he made his way to Stanford University 's website, which lists – along with reducing stress, increasingSleep and wash their hands frequently – the introduction of drops of garlic juice on the nose as a means to fight infection. Put it all together, he says, and you'll see why South Korea has had to complain, only a handful of suspected cases of SARS and no casualties, despite its proximity to China, where the virus has emerged, and too hard to make Hong Kong and Taiwan. Hong admits that many other countries make extensive use of garlic in their diets, including Italy and China. But they cook their garlic; Koreanseat in their raw kimchi. His theory, it may prove difficult, but that does not mean it's not true, he says. [4]

Park Yong Woo, a general practitioner at Samsung Seoul's Hospital, welcoming required clinical trials, says he has convinced its healing properties.

"I want to compare it with an orchestra would," says Park, "It is the cabbage. But within this are many healthy ingredients, including garlic, ginger and chilli Peppers. It is very harmonious meal."

KimMan Jo, a food industry consultant and author of several books, including kimchi, kimchi, kimchi is considered a cure or management of real estate against a contagious disease will be created and found in the fermentation process – "They have not done experiments yet not, but harmful diseases can be dominated by the lactobacilli., "she says.

Depending on the variety, I know that has most often nappa cabbage kimchi variety, a strong combination of cabbage, red pepper powder, fish sauce, manyGarlic, salt, green onions, radishes, sugar, and, yes, more garlic – all fermented to provide heavenly taste and perfection of the strongest anti-microbial punch. withstanding, the lack of research in swine flu kimchi and identified as a preventative or cure, research has, that these friendly bacteria strengthen the immune system. Further research live indigenous bacteria and chemicals they produce can penetrate the intestinal wall and shown to promote growth and maintenance of the immune systemCells. Strains of Lactobacillus may also increase the immune cells and anti-viral chemicals like interferon.

To date we have given medical treatment and course of action despite no vaccine. While it irritates me, kimchi can be combative against certain strains possess characteristics to be found, until the claims are subjected to the "scientific method", it remains a folk home remedies in addition to chicken soup. Despite the lack of evidence, if a pandemic swept Conditionthe area where I live, I will certainly heed Western medical approaches and doubly especially on my kimchi consumption. Shall we say to each his own?

With the unfortunate number of those who died of SARS, or pig influenza (swine flu killed more than 1,100 victims worldwide in July '09 and claimed more than 700 SARS) pandemic, perhaps it will make a desperate state and in order to examine this time exploring beliefs and unfounded claims. Today, at least 168 countries and areRegions have confirmed pigs reported flu cases.

For the first time I ate kimchi in 1990, it remains a popular daily supplement that I always be curious. Whether it can heal or not, it certainly makes my taste buds and the entire system performance, I feel great. I can not just sit home or dine at a Korean restaurant without her.

While these flu strains come and go or remain (those who enjoy eating kimchi as one of the five healthiest foods in the world touted Health Magazine)may continue for more than their share of probiotic nature, which is a few days new flu strains to fight it to the long list of enemies can add.

In the meantime, for a variety of influenza strains, we have existing vaccines and for that we have not, or any other known bugs like the cold, we Gatorade, chicken soup and old-fashioned but very effective alone.

[1] TIME – The lessons of SARS – From Kayla Webley / Hong Kong – Monday 27 April 2009

[2] What is the new influenzaA (H1N1)? By the World Health Organization

[3] Swine Flu – Medicine.net

[4] The Daily Press.com – In the hope of a cure in kimchi – By Mark Magnier * pandemic (H1N1) 2009 * Google Map represent outbreaks of swine flu