Swine flu (h1n1 virus)

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Most times, human cases of swine flu are among operating near pigs, but the virus can spread from person to person. The symptoms in the swine flu in people are similar to ordinary flu symptoms and include fever, cough, sore throat feeling, muscle pain, headache, chills and fatigue exacerbated by a state.

Some people have reported diarrhea and vomiting associated with swine flu-like symptoms. In the past, severe illness like pneumonia and respiratory failure, and death were associated with contamination with the swine flu virus in humans. As with seasonal flu, swine flu may cause a worsening of symptoms of chronic diseases and human population infectata.

Causes and Risk factors

Swine flu (swine influenza) is a respiratory disease caused by viruses (influenza viruses) that infect the respiratory tract of pigs, resulting in nasal secretions, a barking cough, decreased appetite, and listless behavior.

Diagnosis and Treatment

As with ordinary flu, people who have H1N1 flu should get lots of rest and use standard paracetamol-based cold remedies to reduce their temperature and help relieve symptoms. Some over-the-counter treatments used by adults can be given to children for the relief of the symptoms. Follow the instructions that come with each medicine. However, children under 16 must not be given aspirin or ready-made flu remedies containing aspirin. Always read the label or check with the pharmacist that a medicine is suitable for children.