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Are you aware of A(H1N1)?

A(H1N1) is an associate type of influenza virus A and the most common cause of influenza (flu) in humans. Influenza A virus strains are classified according to two proteins found on the surface of the virus: hemagglutinin (H) and neuraminidase (N). All influenza A viruses contain neuraminidase and hemagglutinin, but the formation of these proteins differ from strain to strain due to rapid genetic mutation in the viral genome.


In June 2009, WHO pronounced that flu due to a new strain of swine-origin H1N1 was liable for the 2009 flu pandemic this strain is commonly called “swine flu”. A swine influenza virus is some kind of strain of the influenza family of viruses that is generally hosted by pigs. Swine influenza is familiar in pigs in the Mexico, Canada, Kenya, South America, United States, Europe, China, Taiwan, and Japan.

Transference of swine influenza virus from pigs to humans is not familiar and does not always cause human influenza, often only resulting in the production of antibodies in the blood. People who work with pigs, especially who are with strong exposures, are at increased danger of catching swine flu.

Signs and symptoms
The symptoms of swine flu are related to those of influenza and of influenza-like illness in general, namely fever, coughing, chills, sore throat, severe headache, muscle pain, weakness and general discomfort.

Foam hand sanitizers or alcohol-based gel work fine to wipe out bacteria and viruses. Anybody with flu-like symptoms such as a sudden cough, fever or muscle pains should stay away from public transportation or work and should contact a doctor for advice. Experts concur that hand-washing can help avoid viral infections, including the swine flu virus and ordinary influenza.
Stay away from other people who are infected and can comprise avoiding great gatherings, spreading out a little at work, or perhaps staying home and lying low if an infection is spreading in a community.

If a person turn out to be sick with swine flu, antiviral drugs can formulate the illness milder and make the patient feel better faster. For treatment, antiviral drugs work best if begin soon after getting sick. Making use of of Relenza and Tamiflu for the treatment and avoidance of infection, however, people contaminated with the virus make a full recovery.