Saturday, May 2, 2009

Swine Influenza Outbreak

The world is greatly affected by the new virus coming from pig named as “Swine influenza” also called as swine flu, hog flu. This refers to influenza caused by those strains of influenza virus that infect pigs. They are common sickness of pigs. Now the virus originated form Mexico which already killed some of the residents there. And it already spread to other countries like Canada, South America, Europe, Kenya, Mainland China, Taiwan, Japan and other parts of Eastern Asia. So far Philippines have not reported any fatalities.
Rarely, these strains of swine flu can pass from human to human. In humans, the symptoms of swine flu are similar to those of influenza. These are the symptoms for this illness: namely chills, fever, sore throat, muscle pains, severe headache, coughing weakness and general discomfort. So if you experience one or more of these go immediately to the doctor so that you will be further examine for possible contamination.
This becomes already an outbreak because it is an air born virus. That’s why people are advised to be very careful, if possible avoid crowded places, wear mask, always wash hands before and after eating, wash hands with alcohol, avoid kissing and handshaking as of this moment.

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