Swine flu

H1N1(referred as ” swine flu” early on) is a new influenza virus causing illness in people. This new virus was first detected in people in the United States in april, 2009. Other countries including Mexico and Canada, have people pick with this new viruss. This virus is spreading from person to person , probably in same way as generally influenza virus spread. This virus was originally referred as swine flu as lab testing showed that many of the genes in this new virus were very similar to influenza virus that generally occur in pigs in North America. But further study has shown that new virus is very different from that normally circulates in American pigs. It has two genes from flu viruses that normally circulate in Europe and Asia and avian genes. Scientists call this “quadruple reassortant” virus. Infections of this virus in human were first confirmed in the U.S. in Southern California and near Guadalupe country, Texas. The symptoms of this new flu virus in people are similar to general flu including flu, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches. Headaches, chills and fatigue. A significant number of people who have been infected with this virus also have reported diarrhea and vomiting. Also like seasonal flu , severe illness and death occured as a result of illness associated with the virus. CDC is studying the medical histories of people who have been infected with this virus to determine whether some people may be at greater risk from infection, serious illness as hospitalization from the virus. CDC is also conducting lab studies to see if certain people might have natural immunity to this virus, depending on their age. (Source: CDC )


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