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All About Swine Flu

Swine Influenza or commonly known as Swine Flu is the pig’s disease. This respiratory disease is caused Influenza by a virus and is highly contagious. It is reported that almost 1-4% of the infected pigs die because of this virus. The disease multiplies through both direct and indirect contact. Aerosols and pigs which are infected yet showing no symptoms also are responsible for spreading this disease far and wide. Though, round the world many pigs are now being vaccinated, but the havoc has been caused.

Though it is commonly the pigs’ disease, but humans have also been reported to be infected recently. Swine flu is the subtype of H1N1 influenza, though they may come from other sources namely- H1N2, H3N1, and H3N2. The current havoc caused is the outcome of H1N1 and in comparison to others is mild.

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The symptoms of swine flu are same as that of seasonal influenza. The symptoms in the human vary from individual to individual on the basis of their immunity system. It may vary from no symptom at all, to mild, to severe to fatal. The common symptoms are Body aches, Chills, Cough, Headache, Sore throat, Fever, Fatigue or Tiredness, Vomiting and Diarrhea.

Humans are being infected of the disease either because of contact with infected pigs or contact with infected humans. In the case of spread of infection through humans a very close contact is needed. Though there are ways to avoid the disease from spreading. We all need to be vigilant and keep few things in mid like wash our hands at regularly intervals with soap, stay healthy, take plenty of sleep, work-out regularly, manage stress, drink lot of water, eat well, avoid getting in contact with surfaces where there are virus, maintain distance with sick people and avoid going to crowded places. Always, remember, prevention is better than cure. Though, there are vaccinations available in the market now to treat the patients.


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