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Swine flu attaked in Mexico city, several people died? What makes swine flue, its eradication?

Asked by mohd yousuf, 28 Apr '09 01:37 pm
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Swine Flu is rare - it is spread by Asian and European strains in migatory birds. By Flies multiplying in manure pits on pig farms. The pigs then become infected and then the virus infects the farmers. The disease doesn\'t normally infect humans but now it also contains the human strain of the virus. You cannot prevent it, there is no vaccine at present. Once contracted it can be treated with the drug Tamiflu or Relenza. You cannot get the disease from eating pork. All people can do is avoid contact with people who have the disease and wash hands regularly and thoroughly. The last big flu outbreaks were in 1918 (Spanish Flu), 1957 (Asian Flu), 1968 (Hong Kong flu) and since then Bird flu and Sars.
Answered by Janis, 28 Apr '09 03:12 pm

 
  
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The new strain of influenza involved in the 2009 swine flu outbreak strain is a reassortment of several strains of influenza A virus subtype H1N1 that are, separately, endemic in humans and in swine. Preliminary genetic characterization found that the hemagglutinin (HA) gene was similar to that of swine flu viruses present in United States pigs since 1999, but the neuraminidase (NA) and matrix protein (M) genes resembled versions present in European swine flu isolates. Viruses with this genetic makeup had not previously been found to be circulating in humans or pigs, but there is no formal national surveillance system to determine what viruses are circulating in pigs in the United States.[39]

The origins of this new strain remain unknown. One theory is that Asian and European strains traveled to Mexico in migratory birds or in people, then combined with North American strains in Mexican pig factory farms before jumping over to farm workers.[40]

The earliest known human influenza ...more
Answered by jameel ahmed, 28 Apr '09 03:08 pm

 
  
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Not oly in Maxico but it spreaded in america and canada & the reasons are due to pigs & some birds.Sofar no medcines are availble,
Answered by yusuf syed, 28 Apr '09 04:00 pm

 
  
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