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Swine flu
« on: February 22, 2013, 11:38:12 AM »
Swine flu is a respiratory disease which infects pigs but also people typically those who have been in contact with pigs. The Virus  Influenza A type, H1N1, H1N2,H3N1...When flu spreads person-to-person (from coughing and sneezing), rather than from animals to humans, it can continue to mutate, making it harder to treat or fight off. Incubation time is 5 to 10 days.

Symptoms in humans:
-Fever
-Lack of appetite
-Loss of consciousness
-Runny nose
-Sore throat
-Coughing
-Nausea, vomiting
-Diarrhea

There are no vaccines that contain current swine flu virus causing illness in humans.