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Normal Flu:

Before discussing about Swine Flu, Let’s first understand the basic term ‘FLU’. Basically flu is an infectious disease and is caused by different types of viruses. Flu is transmitted through the air by handshakes, hugs, coughs or sneezes, creating aerosols containing the virus. Flu can also be transmitted by bird droppings, saliva, nasal secretions and blood. Any flu results in the deaths of hundreds or thousands annually.

About the Swine Flu:

Swine Flu was emerged in Mexico, the United States. In April, 2009 a novel flu strain evolved that combined genes from Human, Pig and Bird Flu. In 2009 a Swine- Origin H1N1 virus strain commonly referred to as “Swine Flu”. Experts assume that this virus is most likely emerged from Pigs in Asia and then carried to North America by infected persons. Transmission of the flu is human-to-human with cooked pork products. It is called ‘Swine Flu’ because it is thought to have been originated from pigs, but is not certain. From April 2009 it has spread around the globe.

It is spread among pigs by direct and indirect contact, aerosols and from pigs that are infected but do not have symptoms. In many parts of the world pigs are vaccinated against Swine Flu.

Swine Flu is also referred to as H1N1 Flu, Hog Flu, Pig Flu, Swine Influenza. Swine Flu virus is also called as Swine Influenza Virus (SIV). The people with regular exposure to pigs are at increased risk of Swine Flu infection. Basically pork poses no risk of infection if properly cooked.

There are 3 genera of flu viruses that cause human flu. They are influenza A, influenza B and influenza C. influenza A is common in pigs, influenza C being rare. They infect both humans and pigs but do not infect birds. Influenza B has not been reported in pigs. There are some subtypes of influenza A. They are H1N1, H1N2, H3N1, H3N2, and H2N3. In pigs three subtypes of influenza are most common strains worldwide.

The most common way the humans catch Swine Flu is in contact with infected pigs and from contact with infected humans too. Most common way is through infected pigs.

There can be a misconception that people may think that they cannot have pork meat or pork products. But if the pork meat and pork products have been handled properly then transmission of swine flu to humans is really not possible. It is recommended to cook pork at the temperature of 160F because it kills the virus.

Humans who are not in close contact with pigs generally have no problem of swine flu; they are less likely to be affected by this virus. If the virus infects enough people in an area, the risk of Flu is significantly much higher.
Basically it’s a hard core truth that we do not have a specific Swine Flu vaccine for humans.

You people can protect yourself from this FLU by taking various things into consideration:

  1. Avoid handshake and hugging a person who is suffering from fever, cold or cough.
  2. Wash your hands regularly with soap.
  3. Try to manage your stress.
  4. Get plenty of sleep.
  5. Do not get close to the people who are sick.
  6. Avoid going to crowdie places.
  7. Consume plenty of liquids.
  8. Intake of good balanced diet is quite essential.


If you think you are infected from Swine Flu, you can stop others from being infected by taking some points into habit. It is suggested to limit your contact with other people. Visit your doctor regularly. When you cough or sneeze cover your mouth with a tissue. Follow your doctor’s instructions.


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 Note-Please note this article is just for reference. You are advise to contact your doctor for details.


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