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Swine Flu Pandemic - Homeopathy Facts!

Dr. Vishwajeet Singh 91% (2489 ratings)
BHMS
Homeopath, Bahadurgarh
Swine Flu Pandemic - Homeopathy Facts!

Do not get scared of h1n1 medias are creating lot of panic in the society, and getting the SMS stating that there is a prevention in the homeopathy and influnzinum is the medicine for prevention of h1n1, it is not the fact, homeopathy treat's the person, not the disease, and there is the concept of genus epidemicus in homeopathy, we have to take the current disease picture and have decided on the medicine please do not get panic, what is swine flu?

Swine flu, also known as the h1n1 virus, made headlines in 2009 when it was declared a pandemic (dandagi & byahatti, 2011). Pandemics are contagious diseases affecting people throughout the world or on multiple continents at the same time. H1n1 has already been seen in 74 countries across the globe. (dandagi & byahatti, 2011. H1n1 is highly contagious, allowing it to spread quickly from person to person. A simple sneeze may cause thousands of germs to spread through the air. The virus can linger on tables and surface areas like doorknobs, waiting to be picked up. The swine flu causes many symptoms similar to regular influenza. Diagnosis can be made by testing a swab of mucus from the nose or throat risk factors for swine flu swine flu is unusual because it does not target the same age group as the rhinovirus (typical flu). The disease focuses on young adults. This is unusual because most flu viruses attack those who are elderly or very young. Some form of immunity to swine flu may exist in the elderly due to previous flu exposures.

Other risk factors for swine flu include:

  • compromised immune system (from a disease such as aids)
  • pregnancy
  • past history of infections cause of swine flu the swine flu is caused by a strain of influenza virus that usually only infects pigs.

Unlike typhus, which can be transmitted by lice or ticks, the main transmission is not from pigs to people, but rather from person to person. Swine flu is very contagious. The disease is spread through saliva and mucus particles. People may spread them by:

  • sneezing
  • coughing
  • touching a germ-covered surface and then touching their eyes or nose symptoms of swine flu the symptoms of swine flu are very much like those of regular influenza. They include:
  1. chills
  2. fever
  3. coughing
  4. sore throat

diagnosing swine flu diagnosis is made by sampling fluid from those with swine flu. To take a sample, a doctor or nurse may take a swab of the nose or throat. The swab will be analyzed using various genetic and laboratory techniques to identify the specific type of virus. Treating swine flu as of 2009, the CDC has recommended healthcare workers in contact with swine flu or suspected swine flu patients should take precautions.

Precautions against infection include:
• wearing gloves and/or gowns
• using eye protection
• wearing face masks in known cases of swine flu, patients should be isolated to prevent the spread of h1n1.
Outlook for swine flu severe cases of swine flu can be fatal. Most fatal cases are in those with underlying conditions, such as HIV/aids. The majority of people with swine flu recover and can anticipate a normal life expectancy.
 

Preventing swine flu easy ways to prevent swine flu (in addition to being vaccinated) include:
• washing hands frequently with soap or hand sanitizer
• not touching your nose, mouth, or eyes because the virus can survive on telephones, tabletops, etc.
• staying home from work or school if you are ill to keep others healthy
• avoiding large gatherings when swine flu is in season.
Flu season shifts a little bit from year to year, but in the united states, it generally peaks in January, although it often starts in October and runs until as late as May. It is possible to get the flu year-round.

Swine Flu And Homeopathy!

Dr. Vishwajeet Singh 91% (2489 ratings)
BHMS
Homeopath, Bahadurgarh
Swine Flu And Homeopathy!

The virus is highly contagious and can spread among humans through saliva and mucus of the infected person. The already affected people can spread the virus by coughing or sneezing, and one may get affected after touching a surface covered with the virus and then touching his or her eyes or nose.
Please be in touch with your homeopath.
The most common medicine used in homeopathy treatment is Justicia Adhodata q - you can consume it 40 drops twice daily with lukewarm water 

Ayurvedic Remedy For Swine Flu!

Dr. Malik Ayurvedacharya 94% (767 ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Delhi
Ayurvedic Remedy For Swine Flu!

•• स्वाईन फ्लु रोधी काढ़ा

आवश्यक घटक:-

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7 ईलाईची + 7 लोंग + 7 तुलसी के पत्ते + 1 छोटा टुकड़ा अदरक + 1 टुकड़ा दालचीनी + 1/4 टेबल स्पुन हल्दी + 1/4 टेबल स्पुन काला नमक + 4 कप पानी!

निर्माण विधी:-
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उपरोक्त सभी घटको को दिये गये मापानुसार 4 कप पानी मे इतना उबाले कि पानी एक कप रह जाय तत्पश्चात तैयार काढ़े को छानकर एक शीशी में भर ले और प्रातः कालीन क्रिया से निवृत होकर भूखे पेट दो-दो चम्मच तीन दिन तक सेवन करे. 

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George Fernandes Dies Of Alzheimer's & Swine Flu - All About The Diseases!

MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
General Physician, Faridabad
George Fernandes Dies Of Alzheimer's & Swine Flu - All About The Diseases!

Former Union Defence Minister and an epitome in Indian politics, George Fernandes, passed away on Tuesday morning owing to a prolonged illness, confirmed his family members.

He was 88 and suffering from Alzheimer's disease, a neurological, irreversible, progressive brain disorder, since long. Recently, he contracted swine flu, which is quite prevalent across the country these days. Fernandes, an anti-Emergency crusader and an arch-enemy of Indira Gandhi, had been bedridden for the past few years.

Here we will be discussing about Alzheimer's and Swine flu to help you stay away from the complications of these diseases.

Alzheimer's Disease:

It is a chronic neurodegenerative dementia that leads to death of brain cells, triggering memory loss and cognitive decline. It affects the patient's thinking and behaviour. The symptoms develop slowly & worsen with time.

Causes of Alzheimer's Disease:

Being a kind of dementia, brain cells die progressively and eventually, the tissue is left with fewer nerve cells and connections.

As a result, the brain size starts shrinking. Tiny inclusions known as plaques and tangles cannot be seen in a living Alzheimer's affected brain but they are visible in the postmortem.

These plaques are known as 'amyloid plaques' as they are found among the dying cells of the brain when a protein called beta-amyloid builds. The tangles stay in the neurons and are formed from a protein called tau.

There are many reasons behind this problem. Some of those are mentioned below:

  • Anti-anxiety medications
  • Hitting on the head too many times
  • Regularly sleep-deprived
  • Loneliness
  • Diabetes
  • Old age
  • Genetics
  • Down's syndrome
  • Cardiovascular diseases

Symptoms of Alzheimer's Disease:

As Alzheimer's damages the brain, hence, the clinical signs start showing up very early. The symptoms include:

  • Memory loss
  • Agitation and mood swings
  • Poor judgment
  • The trouble with money calculations
  • Difficulty doing familiar tasks
  • Trouble in planning or solving a problem
  • Confusion with time and place
  • Difficulty in communicating
  • Loss of motivation
  • Inappropriate behaviour
  • Aggressive personality
  • Childlike behaviour

Prevention of Alzheimer's Disease:

The medical science has evolved a lot over the years but still, there is no permanent cure for Alzheimer’s disease. It ultimately results in death. Hence, it is better to try and prevent it before developing. Discussed below are the preventive measures for Alzheimer’s disease:

  • Eating more fruits and vegetables
  • Eating berries every day
  • Increasing Omega-3 fatty acids
  • Taking folic acid supplements
  • Having grape juice or red wine with evening food
  • Doing the Mediterranean style diet
  • Controlling the blood pressure
  • Having strong social support

In most of the cases, the treatment only keeps the condition of the patient under control as there is no treatment which can completely reverse Alzheimer's Disease. Hence, prevention is the best way possible to keep this deadly ailment at bay.
 
George Fernandes had recently contracted Swine Flu and the disease only worsened his condition. Here is everything you should know to stay safe:
 
Swine Flu:

Swine flu, or H1N1 infection, is a respiratory disease which is caused by influenza viruses that infect the respiratory tract of pigs and eventually result in a barking cough, nasal secretions, decreased appetite and listless behaviour. It gets transmitted to humans swiftly and takes shape of a pandemic.

How does it prevail?

It spreads in a very similar manner as seasonal flu. People release tiny drops of virus into the air while sneezing or coughing. Whenever any person comes in contact with these viruses, he/she also gets infected by it. It can also spread by using or touching the things used by the infected person.

H1N1 Symptoms:

The symptoms of this disease are also very similar to the seasonal flu. They include:

Swine flu can potentially lead to more serious complications such as pneumonia, lung infection and other breathing problems. In diabetes and asthma patients, it can make the situation even worst.

Can vaccination keep swine flu at bay?

The flu vaccine which keeps away seasonal flu also protects against N1H1 infection.

How to prevent H1N1 infection?

Apart from vaccinations, there are some other ways also to keep yourself healthy:

  • Wash your hands with soap and water
  • Use alcohol-based hand-sanitizer
  • Do not touch your eyes, mouth or nose
  • Try to maintain a safe distance from infected people

Prevention is always better than cure! At the time when the pandemic is quickly spreading across the country, people should be more cautious about their health. If you also have the symptoms of the disease, you should immediately visit a doctor to diagnose it and start with the treatment.

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Prevent Swine Flu With Homoeopathy!

Dr. Prachi Goel 93% (68 ratings)
BHMS, MD
Homeopath, Delhi
Prevent Swine Flu With Homoeopathy!

Swine flu epidemic in India
Till January 13, 2019, 1694 swine cases reported in India with 160 in Delhi, Rajasthan being worst hit with around 1000 victims.

Swine flu vaccine brings immunity in 2 weeks.

#choose homeopathic swine flu preventive which acts within 24 hours.

#swine-flu prevention
#homoeopathy
#safe #sure
 

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Common Flu VS Swine Flu - Differences And Prevention!

Dr. Puneet Aggarwal 88% (49 ratings)
M.B.B.S, MD - Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Mohali
Common Flu VS Swine Flu - Differences And Prevention!
  • Get vaccinated. Influenza is the only respiratory virus preventable by vaccination.
  • Keep hands clean. Wash hands with soap and water or use hand sanitizer often.
  • Cover your mouth and nose. Always cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze. 
  • Don't touch your face unnecessarily.
  • Smile.
  • Eat right.
  • Exercise.
  • Stay home.
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H1N1 Flu Spreading Wings - How Well Are You Prepared?

MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
General Physician, Faridabad
H1N1 Flu Spreading Wings - How Well Are You Prepared?

The sudden spread of the Influenza-A (H1N1) virus has left the Karnataka government a bit worried as the death toll this year has reached 6 with two fresh casualties in Bengaluru.

The government has alerted all the districts and has ordered to take the preventive measures to combat the prevalent disease. A total of 4,902 H1N1 cases have been tested positive this year across the country, out which 456 have been registered in Karnataka only.

What is H1N1 flu?

It is also known as swine flu because of its past. Initially, people go got infected with it used to be in direct contact with pigs. It is a respiratory disease which is caused by influenza viruses that infect the respiratory tract of pigs leading to barking cough, decreased appetite, nasal secretions, etc. The molecules released by the infected pigs quickly get transmitted to humans turning the flu into a pandemic.

How does H1N1 flu prevail?

It spreads just like seasonal flu. It is transmitted from one person to another through sneeze or cough. The small molecules released while sneezing or coughing stay alive in the air and whenever another person comes in contact with these drops, he/she also gets infected by the virus. It also gets transmitted when someone touches the things used by an infected person.

H1N1 Flu Symptoms:

Swine Flu has similar symptoms to the seasonal flu. They include:

  • Cough
  • Fever
  • Sore throat
  • Body aches
  • Headache
  • Running nose
  • Fatigue
  • Chills
  • Breath shortness
  • Frequent vomiting
  • Dizziness
  • Pain in the belly region

H1N1 flu, however, can lead to more serious ailments like pneumonia, lung infection and breathing problems. It worsens the situation in case the patient is already a diabetic or asthma patient.

Ways to diagnose H1N1 infection:

Due to various similarities in the symptoms of seasonal flu and swine flu, the doctor has to run a swab up inside the nose around the back of the throat of the patient. The doctors, however, use this method only on those having life threatening issues due to swine flu.

H1N1 Treatment:

The doctors prescribe same anti-viral drugs for swine flu that are given to treat seasonal flu. Oseltamivir (Tamiflu), peramivir (Rapivab) and zanamivir (Relenza) are some drugs that fetch best results.

Consuming antibiotics will solve no purpose in H1N1 flu as it is caused by virus, not bacteria.

H1N1 flu prevention:

The vaccinations are a good option to keep swine flu at bay but here are some more preventive tips that can be of help:

  • Keep your hands clean
  • Use alcohol-based hand-sanitizer
  • Do not touch your eyes, mouth or nose
  • Try to maintain a safe distance from infected people

Preventive tips for family members and colleagues of a swine flu patient:

  • They should ensure they cover their mouth while sneezing or coughing
  • They should wear a mask while sharing the same room or cabin with the infected person
  • They should wash their hands with soap and water multiple times a day
  • They should avoid using or touching the clothes or other products used by the infected person

H1N1 flu is a deadly pandemic that is causing serious issues for the people as well as the government in Karnataka. Everyone should be aware of the preventive measures to keep themselves as well as their families safe in such a situation. If you also have any of the symptoms of swine flu, you should immediately visit a doctor to diagnose the problem.

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H1N1 Infection Kills 70 In Maharashtra - How To Stay Safe?

MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
General Physician, Faridabad
H1N1 Infection Kills 70 In Maharashtra - How To Stay Safe?

H1N1 infection, more commonly known as Swine Flu, has gripped Maharashtra badly and has so far accounted for over 70 deaths in the state. More than 700 people have been hospitalised and the number is increasing rapidly.

The infection, which has worst affected cities like Pune and Nashik, has brought a bunch of viral diseases including dengue.

What is H1N1 infection?

It is a respiratory disease which is caused by influenza viruses that infect the respiratory tract of pigs and eventually result in a barking cough, nasal secretions, decreased appetite and listless behaviour. It quickly gets transmitted to humans and turns into a pandemic.

How does it prevail?

It spreads its wings in a very similar manner as seasonal flu. When people sneeze or cough, they release tiny drops of virus into the air. Whenever another person comes in contact with these drops, he/she also gets infected by the virus. It can also spread by using or touching the things touched by the infected person.

H1N1 Symptoms:

The symptoms of the disease are also very much similar to the seasonal flu. They include:

  • Cough
  • Fever
  • Sore throat
  • Body aches
  • Headache
  • Running nose
  • Fatigue
  • Chills
  • Breath shortness
  • Frequent vomiting
  • Dizziness
  • Pain in the belly region

Swine flu can lead to more serious problems that include pneumonia, a lung infection and other breathing problems. In ailments like diabetes and asthma, it can make the situation even worst.

How is H1N1 infection diagnosed?

As there are many similarities in the symptoms of seasonal flu and swine flu, the doctor runs a swab up inside your nose around the back of your throat. The method, however, is not used on everyone but only on those who are at risk of life threatening problems because of swine flu.

How To Treat H1N1 Infection?

Some of the anti-viral drugs used to cure seasonal flu are used to treat swine flu also. Oseltamivir (Tamiflu), peramivir (Rapivab) and zanamivir (Relenza) are some of the best kinds of drugs that fetch best results.

Taking antibiotics will do no benefit as swine flu is caused by virus, not bacteria.

Can vaccination keep swine flu at bay?

The flu vaccine which keeps away seasonal flu also protects against N1H1 infection.

How to prevent H1N1 infection?

Apart from vaccinations, there are some other ways also to keep yourself healthy:

  • Wash your hands with soap and water
  • Use alcohol-based hand-sanitizer
  • Do not touch your eyes, mouth or nose
  • Try to maintain safe distance from infected people

Prevention is always better than cure! At the time when the pandemic is quickly spreading across the country, people should be more cautious about their health. If you also have the symptoms of the disease, you should immediately visit a doctor to diagnose it and start with the treatment.

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Symptoms Of Swine Flu - स्वाइन फ्लू के लक्षण

Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Singh 92% (192 ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Lakhimpur Kheri
Symptoms Of Swine Flu - स्वाइन फ्लू के लक्षण

दुनिया के सामने साल 2009 में स्वाइन फ्लू एक महामारी के रूप में सामने आया. लेकिन आज इसे एक आम तरह का फ्लू वायरस माना जाता है. इसको लेकर सरकारों द्वारा भी कई तरह के कदम उठाये गए है. आज के समय में इसे सिर्फ एक सामान्य वायरस ही माना जाता है. लेकिन आज के समय में इसके हर साल टीकाकरण किया जाता है. जिससे इसकी रोकधाम हो जाती है. अगर बात करें स्वाइन फ्लू के लक्षण की, तो यह एक अन्य सामान्य फ्लू वायरस के जैसे ही होता हैं और अन्य सामान्य फ्लू वायरस के जैसे ही फैलते हैं. स्वाइन फ्लू को H1N1 फ्लू भी कहते हैं क्योंकि यह H1N1 वायरस से होता है.

सामान्य फ्लू और स्वाइन फ्लू के लक्षण एक समान ही होते हैं. इस वायरस की शुरुआत सूअर से हुई थी, जिसके बाद यह एक इंसान से दूसरे इंसान में फैलता गया. 2009-10 का महामारी स्वाइन फ्लू अप्रैल 2009 में इस वायरस की पहचान सबसे पहले मैक्सिको में की गई और ये स्वाइन फ्लू के नाम से जाना गया क्योंकि ये सुअर को प्रभावित करने वाले फ्लू वायरस के समान ही था. ये वायरस तेज़ी से एक देश से दूसरे देश में फैलता गया क्योंकि ये एक नये किस्म का फ्लू वायरस था. लोगों की प्रतिरक्षा प्रणाली इससे लड़ने में सक्षम नहीं थी और कई युवक इसकी चपेट में आए. वर्तमान में स्वाइन फ्लू का प्रकोप H1N1 A वायरस अब मौसम-आधारित वायरस हो गया है, जो कि हर सर्दी के मौसम में फैलते हैं. आइए जाने स्वाइन फ्लू के लक्षणों के बारे में, जो इस प्रकार है.

स्वाइन फ्लू के लक्षण
स्वाइन फ्लू के लक्षण स्वाइन फ्लू के शुरूआती लक्षण का पता एक से चार दिन में लग पाता है. इस वायरस से संपर्क में आने के बाद वायरस की ऊष्मायन अवधि लगभग एक से चार दिन होती है, जबकि औसतन दो दिन होती है. इसके लक्षण एक से दो सप्ताह तक बने रहते हैं और अगर कोई व्यक्ति गंभीर रुप से संक्रमित है, तो इसकी अवधि बढ़ भी सकती है. स्वाइन फ्लू के लक्षण कई अन्य प्रकार के इन्फ्लूएंजा वायरस के जैसे ही होते है. इसमें यह लक्षण देखने को मिलते हैं –

बुखार (100F या इससे अधिक). खांसी (आमतौर पर सूखी खाँसी).
1. स्वाइन फ्लू के लक्षणों में नाक का बहना बहना प्रमुख है. हालांकि, नाक बहना एक सामन्य समस्या है. मामूली जुकाम में भी आपका ना बहता है. लेकिन यदि ये स्वाइन फ्लू के कारण होता है, तो जांच कराएं.


2. स्वाइन फ्लू के मरीज थकान का अनुभव भी करते हैं. इसमें उन्हें बिना किसी परिश्रम वाले काम के ही थकान का अनुभव होने लगता है.

3. इसके पीड़ितों के गले में खराश का होना भी एक सामान्य लक्षण है. हालांकि, ऐसे सामान्य लक्षणों के दिखने के बाद आपको जांच कराने के बाद ही हकीकत का पता चलेगा.

4. स्वाइन फ्लू के लक्षणों में एक ये भी है कि आपके त्वचा पर लाल चकत्ते निकल आते हैं. जिससे आप इसके होने का अनुमान लगा सकते हैं.

5. स्वाइन फ्लू के संक्रमण के शिकार के लोगों के शरीर और मांसपेशियों में दर्द की भी शिकायत होती है.

6. इसके मरीजों को ठंड लगने की समस्या देखती है.

7. जी मिचलाना भी स्वाइन फ्लू के तमाम लक्षणों में से एक है.

8. इसके संक्रमण से पीड़ित मरीजों में उल्टी आने की समस्या देखी जा सकती है.

9. दस्त लगना भी इसके तमाम लक्षणों में से एक ही है.

10. कुछ रोगियों को श्वसन संबंधी लक्षण भी हो सकते हैं जैसे सांस लेने में परेशानी. इन हालत में उन्हें सांस लेनें में मदद करने वाले यंत्र की ज़रूरत पड़ती है जैसे वेन्टलेटर.

11. अगर संक्रमण बना रहता है तो रोगी को निमोनिया हो सकता है और कुछ रोगी सीज़्यर का अचानक बढ़ना.

12. इसका असर व्यक्ति पर थोड़े समय के लिए ही रहता है, मूल रूप से व्यक्ति की कार्य करने की क्षमता पर असर पड़ता है) भी हो सकता है. इससे मौत अक्सर इसकी वजह से होने वाले फेफड़ों के संक्रमण से होती है.

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H1N1 Influenza - What Steps Should You Take To Treat It?

Dr. Hemant Kalra 87% (389 ratings)
MBBS, MD -Pulmonary Medicine-Tuberculosis ,Respiratory Disease Medicine , Diploma in Tuberculosis and Chest Diseases (DTCD), European Diploma in Respiratory Medicine
Pulmonologist, Delhi
H1N1 Influenza - What Steps Should You Take To Treat It?

Are you experiencing symptoms of flu, such as a cough, sore throat, fever, body aches and headaches? Are you feeling sick around your stomach and throwing up more than usual? This indicates you have H1N1 flu or swine flu. Swine flu is a form of influenza that affects pigs, or a form of human influenza that is caused by a related virus.

Diagnosis
It is difficult to tell whether you have got swine flu or seasonal flu, as the associated symptoms are similar. There are a few different symptoms. A laboratory test is hence required for the detection of swine flu. Sometimes, a rapid flu test taken in a doctor’s chamber is not enough for the proper diagnosis of swine flu.

For swine flu testing, a swab is taken by a doctor from the insides of your nose and the back of your throat. This test is usually taken by people who are living in hospitals or are at a high risk of death because of life threatening conditions, because of swine flu. Children below the age of 6, people above the age of 65, and children taking aspirin therapy are more likely to develop swine flu. Adults or children suffering from lung, blood, liver and nervous system disorders are also prone to swine flu. Pregnant women and people with a weak immune system are also susceptible to swine flu.

Treatment
Several antiviral drugs, which are used to treat seasonal flu, are used to treat swine flu as well. However, some drugs prescribed for seasonal flu do not respond to swine flu. Using these medicines enables faster treatment and also makes the patient feel better. You must take the medicines within 48 hours of observing the first swine flu symptom. They are also effective when given at a later stage. Antibiotics do not treat swine flu as the flu itself is caused by a virus and not by a bacterium.

Certain over-the-counter (OTC) painkillers and medicines for cold and flu may also help in relieving aches, fever and pain. Abstain from giving aspirin to patients below the age of eighteen as it could lead to Reye’s syndrome. You can prevent yourself from getting swine flu by taking a vaccine. The same flu vaccine, which prevents seasonal flu, also protects the H1N1 swine flu strain. This can be taken in the form of a shot or a nasal spray.  In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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