URL of this page: http://freefacebookcredits2012.info/h1n1fluswineflu.html

H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu)

Also called: Swine flu
On this page

See, Play and Learn

  • No links available



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. In 2009 a strain of swine flu called H1N1 infected many people around the world.

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.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Start Here

  • (American Academy of Family Physicians) Also in
  • (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

Prevention and Risk Factors

  • (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) - PDF

Related Issues

  • (American Cancer Society)


  • (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
  • (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

Statistics and Research

  • (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) Also in

Clinical Trials

  • From the National Institutes of Health (National Institutes of Health)

Journal Articles References and abstracts from MEDLINE/PubMed (National Library of Medicine)

Find an Expert

  • Also in

Patient Handouts

тестостерон энантат

comprar generico viagra

читайте здесь