What causes swine flu or Ah1N1?
What are the viruses that causes AH1N1?
Some answers are in my Hub:
The World Health Organization recently declared swine flu or what is also commonly known as H1N1 virus as a pandemic. This change in status of the disease was based on the wide spread of the disease and not the level of danger it poses to victims. The term swine flu was coined when in the initial stages of the virus spreading; several similarities were found between the symptoms of flu experienced by humans and the symptoms of flu experienced by pigs. However later studies showed that the virus associated with seasonal flu was relatively different from the virus associated with swine flu. The only similarity between the two viruses is that there are only two genes found in both viruses that are completely identical. The transmission of the virus directly from pigs to human beings is not a very common phenomenon. In most cases when this transmission does manage to take place, the human does not necessarily suffer from swine flu. Only direct contact with surfaces of respiratory secretions that contain the virus will cause the person coming in contact with the virus to contract the disease. The live virus H1N1 needs to be transferred to the nose, mouth or even eyes for the person to contract swine flu. This virus can also be transferred if the cough and sneeze of a person suffering from swine flu manages to infect another person inhaling or swallowing his secretions.
by fishskinfreak2008 8 years ago
OK, the question now becomes not "if" swine flu will strike, but "when" and 'how severe will the outbreak be?'
by Ron Montgomery 9 years ago
The WHO, not the rock group, some health agency, has declared a swine flu pandemic. Just to be on the safe side, I would curtail all contact with barnyard animals of any type.
by Midnytefire 9 years ago
Just curious to see how many people are really feeling the effects of the Swine Flu or is it all just to cause mass hysteria.
by manlypoetryman 9 years ago
Estimates concerning the virus as stated today when I glanced at a News Home page: It could kill between 30,000 and 90,000 people just in the United States and as many as 1.8 million people could be hospitalized.Media Promoting Hysteria...or Real Factual Numbers that could occur? Weigh-in on...
by pgrundy 8 years ago
I spent the day in Indiana taking my 23-year-old son to the doctor. He's been deathly ill for two weeks and has taken a turn for the worse over the last couple days. He has no health insurance, so I went so he could get treated. (I paid.)The doctor said he probably had flu the first week, possibly...
by mohamedhmm 9 years ago
Swine Flu "The world's governments raced to avoid both a pandemic and global hysteria Sunday as more possible swine flu cases surfaced from Canada to New Zealand and the United States declared a public health emergency. "It's not a time to panic," the White House said.Mexico, the...
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