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H1N1 Flu (Seasonal Flu)

 
 
     
 
 

 
 
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Keywords

swine flu, virus type A, subtype H1N1, H1N1 virus, Influenza, flu, pig flu, Influenza A, Flu H1N1, Flu A H1N1, Influenza A (H1N1), Influenza A H1N1, Seasonal Flu

Overview *

Swine flu is an infection caused by a virus. It's named for a virus that pigs can get. People do not normally get swine flu, but human infections can and do happen. The virus is contagious and can spread from human to human.

Symptoms of swine flu in people are similar to the symptoms of regular human flu and include fever, cough, sore throat, body aches, headache, chills and fatigue. There are antiviral medicines you can take to prevent or treat swine flu. There is a vaccine available to protect against swine flu.

You can help prevent the spread of germs that cause respiratory illnesses like influenza by:
- Covering your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.
- Washing your hands often with soap and water, especially after you cough or sneeze. You can also use alcohol-based hand cleaners.
- Avoiding touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs spread this way.
- Trying to avoid close contact with sick people.
- Staying home from work or school if you are sick.

 
 

In-Depth

Introduction | About Viruses
H1N1 Flu Infections | Symptoms
Emergency Signs | Treatment
Prevention Tips | Prevalence & Updates
Conclusion

 
 

Multimedia

This patient education program discusses the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of H1N1 flu.

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Last reviewed: 11/1/2010

 
     
 

.Selected topic overviews were adapted from Medlineplus, the National Library of Medicine *

 
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