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The Most Current Flu Information and Maps

Updated on July 29, 2013

CURRENT SWINE FLU AND PANDEMIC MAPS

Following the Swine Flu is important to all of us. Keep informed by linking to this site so you can visit frequently and find out where this influenza is spreading by viewing the USA Today Swine Flu Map and for the second Swine Flu Map, look at what Google has to offer. With the third Swine Flu Map, keep up with all known pandemics.

Helping You Prevent Swine Flu

Once you look at the Swine Flu Map, order some of these essential items to help you prevent this virus.

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Flu: Alternative Treatments and Prevention

There are natural ways to prevent you from getting Swine Flu.

 

The Flu has not Flown

Even thought the Swine Flu may no longer be prevalent, the flu itself always seems to be around.

I have had the flu in previous years but don't plan on getting it this year. The key for me is to drink plenty of vitamin C and I have friends who swear that Airborne helps.

Regardless, just being smart and ensuring you wash your hands and are not in close proximity to someone who has symptoms is the smartest way to avoid the sickness.

If I were you, I would just stay home like I do!

FOUR IMPORTANT PANDEMIC AND SWINE FLU MAP LINKS

So, you want to track Swine Flu? Check out these maps. The first is the current and updated Swine Flu tracker which is the most current, up to date map that can be drilled down to States and smaller locations. The second shows the confirmed cases, including death of victims, attributed to Swine Flu in the USA and in the World. The third shows the confirmed cases, including death of victims, attributed to Swine Flu in North America. The fourth Swine Flu Map shows a current map of all pandemic diseases worldwide.

You've got swine flu questions. We've got answers.

No, we're not all going to die from swine flu.

Yet while we're still at the surveillance stage and it's not a pandemic, there's reason for concern. And the spread of swine flu provides an important reminder it's always a good idea to practice good hygiene. The best practices you can take to protect yourself from any form of the flu are simple: cover your nose when you sneeze, wash your hands, etc. Now, onto the questions...

Q. What is Swine Flu?

A. According to the USA Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), swine influenza is a respiratory disease of pigs caused by type A influenza virus that regularly causes outbreaks of influenza in pigs. Swine flu viruses cause high levels of illness and low death rates in pigs. Swine influenza viruses may circulate among swine throughout the year, but most outbreaks occur during the late fall and winter months similar to outbreaks in humans. The classical swine flu virus (an influenza type A H1N1 virus) was first isolated from a pig in 1930.

USDA

Q. Can humans catch Swine Flu?

A. Swine Flu viruses do not normally infect humans. However, sporadic human infections with swine flu have occurred. Most commonly, these cases occur in persons with direct exposure to pigs

Q. Why is it in the news now?

A. Because many have died from Swine Flu in Mexico. Mexico City closed schools across the metropolis in hopes of containing the outbreak that has sickened more than 900.

Q. But it's not a problem in the United States, is it?

A. Unfortunately, it may become one. Since March, The Center for Disease Control has confirmed many cases in the United States started by confirming eight cases of Swine Flu in the United States. Contrast that with the period from December 2005 through February 2009, when there were a total of 12 human infections with swine influenza in the United States.

Q. Is the virus contagious?

A. Yes. According to the Center for Disease Control, there is evidence that Swine Flu is spreading from human to human.

Q. What are the symptoms of Swine Flu?

A. Symptoms include fever and respiratory symptoms, such as cough and runny nose, and possibly other symptoms, such as body aches, nausea, or vomiting or diarrhea, should contact their health care provider. A health care provider will determine whether influenza testing is needed.

Q. Surely I can take a pill to zap the virus, right?

A. Similar to the treatment for influenza, four antiviral drugs are licensed for use in the United States on swine flu: amantadine, rimantadine, oseltamivir and zanamivir. While most swine flu viruses have been susceptible to all four drugs, the most recent seven Swine Flu viruses isolated from humans are resistant to amantadine and rimantadine. Right now, the CDC recommends oseltamivir or zanamivir for the treatment and/or prevention of infection with Swine Flu viruses.

Q. Is there a vaccine?

A. Not at this time.

WE WANT YOUR OPINION ON SWINE FLU - Let's Hear What You think

While in the airport today, I saw most people are not worried about Swine Flu infection. However, I did see several with masks and even one lady with a mask and rubber gloves that she got from Security. One elderly lady was wearing a mask. What do you think about infection and are you afraid that you will be infected with Swine Flu?

How are you reacting to the Swine Flu outbreak?

Please let me know what you think. I am very interested in knowing what you think about this Swine Flu Map website.

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      TransplantedSoul 4 years ago

      Wow - a wealth of information. Prevention, and knowledge go a long way.

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      AnnaAdam LM 5 years ago

      very informative lens about Swine Flu.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      its a load of rubbish well not die from it

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      Linda Jo Martin 8 years ago from Post Falls, Idaho, USA

      This lens is now featured on my swine flu lens: Swine Flu - 2009 - Symptoms & Protections

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      marilynkvasnok 8 years ago

      Thanks for the swine flu info. I think we all need to take sensible precautions like washing hands and keeping our immune system strong.

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      robert320 8 years ago

      Some nice map links.