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  • Facts of Infulenza A [H1N1]FACTS SHEET – INFLUENZA A (H1N1) * What is influenza – A(H1N1)Influenza – A (H1N1) (earlier know as swine flu) is a new influenza virus causing illness in people. First detected in Mexico in April, 2009, it has spread to many countries in th...
  • Are there any swine flu vaccines?
    on Aug 9, 2009 in vaccines
    Are there any swine flu vaccines?Ans:Not currently, but we are on the verge of getting some out. Authorities, such as the CDC in the USA are considering adding the current swine flu strain to next year's vaccine. The UK has ordered 60 million vaccine...
  • What is the risk for human health?
    on Aug 9, 2009 in Risk
    What is the risk for human health?Ans:Outbreaks of human infection from a virus which came from pigs (swine influenza) do happen and are sometimes reported. Symptoms will generally be similar to seasonal human influenzas - this can range from mild or...
  • Other than hand washing and covering my mouth if I sneeze or cough, what can I do to take care of myself and others?
    on Aug 9, 2009 in precation on sneeze
    Other than hand washing and covering my mouth if I sneeze or cough, what can I do to take care of myself and others?Ans:If you are ill, stay home. Control your sneezes and coughs. If you cough into your hand, remember the virus could be live on your...
  • Are swine flu symptoms different from normal human flu?
    on Aug 9, 2009 in symptoms
    Are swine flu symptoms different from normal human flu?Ans:They are similar. Swine flu is more likely to include diarrhea and vomiting, as well as the respiratory symptoms that come with typical seasonal human flu. Recent reports indicate that the A(...
  • Proper hand hygiene
    on Aug 9, 2009 in proper hand hygiene
    Proper hand hygiene:There's a right way and useless way to wash hands and wash away micro-organisms. The object is to break down the protective membranes of germs, dislodge them from your hands and let them go down the drain. Plain soap in the right...
  • What else can I do?
    on Aug 9, 2009 in What Should i do?
    What else can I do?Ans:Keep in touch with the most recent CDC messages through the following links: http://www.cdc.gov/swineflu/investigation.htmhttp://www.cdc.gov/swineflu/general_info.htmhttp://www.cdc.gov/swineflu/whatsnew.htmGo to the sources of...
  • Can I catch it from eating pork meat and pork products?
    on Aug 9, 2009 in Can it spread from eating meat
    Can I catch it from eating pork meat and pork products?Ans:No. Swine flu is not transmitted by the food you consume - it is not a foodborne illness. All pork food products are safe to consume - as long as they are prepared properly. The virus dies at...
  • How long are infected people contagious?
    on Aug 9, 2009 in ill periods
    How long are infected people contagious?Ans: An adult is usually contagious as long as they have symptoms - usually up to seven days following the beginning of the illness. The "shedding stage" of the virus is during the first 4-5 days of illness. Ch...
  • What Is Swine Flu?
    on Aug 9, 2009 in what is swine flu
    What is Swine Flu ?Swine flu (swine influenza) is a disease of pigs. It is a highly contagious respiratory disease caused by one of many Influenza A viruses. Approximately 1% to 4% of pigs that get swine flu die from it. It is spread among pigs by di...
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