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Swine Flu

 

Swine flu in humans is a viral disease that causes flu like symptoms.

Causes

  • Swine influenza virus
  • Respiratory droplets of an infected person
  • Contact with infected objects or surfaces
  • Rarely, direct contact with infected pigs

Symptoms

  • Sore throat
  • Headache
  • Body aches
  • Chills
  • Fever
  • Weakness
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting

Treatment

  • Antiviral medication especially Tamiflu

Prevention

  • Avoiding contact with infected person
  • Washing hands with soap often