Wednesday, November 20, 2013

What are the symptoms of swine flu?

Influenza A (H1N1) earlier known as swine flu is influenza virus causing illness in people.

According to CDC, in humans the symptoms of swine flu are similar to those of influenza and of influenza like illness in general.

Symptoms of the swine flu are very similar to those of seasonal influenza. Symptoms of swine flu can start suddenly one or two days after infection.

Symptoms include fever, coughing, sore throat, body arches, headache, chills, and fatique. The person should stay at home for three days after the symptoms go away, since isolation is the best way to prevent spread.

Some people have reported diarrhea and vomiting associated with H1N1.

If a person has extreme breathing difficulty, seems excessively sleepy, has extreme vomiting, or gets very dehydrated, he or she should be immediately seen by his or her doctor or evaluated in an emergency room. 

Young children may not have typical symptoms, but may have difficulty breathing and low activity. Gastro- intestinal symptoms such as vomiting, diarrhoea and abdominal pain tend to be more of a feature than in adults.
What are the symptoms of swine flu?
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