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Thursday, January 9, 2014

H1N1 or pH1N1 Flu Season

The influenza A (pH1N1) virus is alarming people across the country, there have been positive flu cases and dozens of deaths and many of them are healthy people with no medical problems. Doctors are encouraging everyone to get vaccinated especially those infants, elders and people with weak immune systems. To learn more about this pandemic flu, please follow this link http://www.webmd.com/cold-and-flu/features/swine-flu-faq-1. Thus, WebMD.com gives us idea of what are the flu symptoms and how to handle it.

What is swine flu?

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.




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