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What is swine flu?

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Asked by sim, 16 Apr '11 04:21 pm
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Swine influenza, also called pig influenza, swine flu, hog flu and pig flu, is an infection by any one of several types of swine influenza virus.
Answered by sumati gayki, 16 Apr '11 04:56 pm

 
  
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Kind of flu
Answered by conviction, 18 Mar '13 10:30 pm

 
  
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Swine flu, also known as 2009 H1N1 type A influenza, is a human disease. People get the disease from other people, not from pigs.

The disease originally was nicknamed swine flu because the virus that causes the disease originally jumped to humans from the live pigs in which it evolved. The virus is a "reassortant" -- a mix of genes from swine, bird, and human flu viruses. Scientists are still arguing about what the virus should be called, but most people know it as the H1N1 swine flu virus.

The swine flu viruses that usually spread among pigs aren't the same as human flu viruses. Swine flu doesn't often infect people, and the rare human cases that have occurred in the past have mainly affected people who had direct contact with pigs. But the current "swine flu" outbreak is different. It's caused by a new swine flu virus that has changed in ways that allow it to spread from person to person -- among people who haven't had any contact with pigs.

That makes it a human flu virus ...more
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Answered by anil garg, 19 Apr '11 05:48 pm

 
  
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The illness that created real hungama. can be said to be rich man's disease who do foreign travel . but remember more people die of dengue fever than swine flu in India
Answered by ajit kulkarni, 16 Apr '11 05:19 pm

 
  
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Jo chala gaya use Bhool ja
Answered by krish, 16 Apr '11 04:39 pm

 
  
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Swine Influenza (swine flu) is a respiratory disease of pigs caused by type A influenza viruses (H1N1 subtype) that causes regular outbreaks in pigs. People do not normally get swine flu, but human infections can and do happen Swine flu viruses have been reported to spread from person-to-person, but in the past, this transmission was limited and not sustained beyond three people.

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS : The 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. Some people have reported diarrhea and vomiting associated with swine flu. In the past, severe illness (pneumonia and respiratory failure) and deaths have been reported with swine flu infection in people. Like seasonal flu, swine flu may cause
a worsening of underlying chronic medical conditions.

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS : The symptoms of swine flu in people are similar to the symptoms of seasonal flu in humans and may inclu ...more
Answered by PARTHA PATHAK, 16 Apr '11 04:24 pm

 
  
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