What is swine flu? how it causes?what is their symtompts?ho it caused?where?

Asked by  | 13th Aug, 2009, 04:10: PM

Expert Answer:

Swine influenza (also called H1N1 flu, swine flu, hog flu, and pig flu) is an infection by any one of several types of swine influenza virus. Swine influenza virus (SIV) is any strain of the influenza family of viruses that is endemic in pigs. Swine influenza virus is common throughout pig populations worldwide.

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.

The swine influenza A (H1N1) virus that has infected humans is a novel influenza A virus that has not previously been identified in North America. This virus is resistant to the antiviral medications amantadine (Symmetrel) and rimantadine (Flumadine), but is sensitive to oseltamivir (Tamiflu) and zanamivir (Relenza)

 

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Answered by  | 14th Aug, 2009, 05:58: PM

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