What you need to know about novel influenza A(H1N1)

What you should know about the new influenza A (H1N1). About the author. What is this? This is a new strain of flu virus H1N1…

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What you need to know about novel influenza A(H1N1)
About the causative agent

  • What is it?
  • What are the characteristics of the novel influenza A(H1N1) virus?
  • How can swine flu viruses infect humans?
  • How is this virus different from bird flu virus?
  • Novel Influenza A (H1N1) in humans How common is swine flu infection in humans?
  • Who is affected?
  • How does it spread?
  • Can I catch it from pigs?
  • Can people catch this influenza from eating pork?
  • What are the clinical symptoms of swine flu in humans?
  • Swine influenza and pigs Why are pigs implicated as a source of human infection?
  • How frequently are swine flu outbreaks reported?
  • What are signs of swine influenza in pigs?
  • What can be done to prevent swine influenza in pigs?

Role of drugs and vaccines:

  • What medicines can be used for treatment of an infection by this new virus?
  • Is there a human vaccine to protect from swine influenza?

Personal hygiene is important!

  • What should I do to keep from getting the flu?
  • What is the best way to keep from spreading the virus through coughing or sneezing?
  • How long can viruses live outside the body?
  • What can I do to protect myself from getting sick?
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