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About Swine Flu

Swine Influenza also called swine flu or pig flu is a highly contagious. Swine influenza virus is common in pigs worldwide. Transmission of the virus from pigs to humans is not common and does not always lead to flu. Human body naturally produces antibodies in the blood o fight against it. If transmission does cause human influenza, it is called zoonotic swine flu. People with regular exposure to pigs are at increased risk of swine flu infection. The meat of an infected animal poses no risk of infection when properly cooked.

The H1N1 viral strain implicated in the 2009 flu pandemic among humans often is called "swine flu" because initial testing showed many of the genes in the virus were similar to influenza viruses normally occurring in North American pigs. But further research has shown that the outbreak is due to a new strain of H1N1 not previously reported in pigs.

Signs And Symptoms:

Symptoms of zoonotic swine flu in humans are similar to those of influenza namely chills, fever, soar throat, body pain, headache, weakness and general discomfort.

The most common cause of death is respiratory failure. Other causes of death are pneumonia, high fever, dehydration and electrolyte imbalance. Fatalities are more likely in young children and the elderly.


 It is said: “ Precaution is better tan cure!” So take precautions. Some of the ways are:

  • Avoid social gathering
  • Wash your hands often with soap
  • Wear mask in public places
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth without washing your hands.
  • Vaccines are available for different kinds of swine flu.
  • Stay away from people who have flu.

 Kids, Elders and pregnant women are highly exposed to it’s danger. Swine flu has caused many deaths worldwide. So let’s join hands to spread it’s awareness worldwide. To make the issue a bit light and easy off a bit here are some funny cartoons that will not only make the receiver smile but will even take the message across.


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