Been watching with the news lately and with a slight surprise I noticed almost all of the headlines have the "Swine Flu Virus" thingy on it.Where did all of these viruses came from? Way back in 2003, people all-over the world got shaken by the alarming threat of SARS that has killed over thousands of people worldwide.Then years later, Bird Flu came surprisingly causing millions of death.Then just recently Ebola virus has been beating down the Philippine Economy especially in Agricultural aspects.And now, just now, comes another virus that maybe pandemic after all.As the fight against this kind of virus struggles, World Heath Organization raised its global epidemic threat level for the first time ever in the history of Pandemic threats across the globe.So therefore this is something we all should be wary about.

Us states such as New Jersey,Texas,North Carolina and even in the Big Apple has been looking into Swine Flu cases.So as expected Obama included this to his priority list -to be prepared and to reassure all of the Americans.Note that if not prevented to come over a country it'll batter the tourism,transportation,food especially in pig-meat products and worse, life.

What is Swine Flu?

Swine flu is a respiratory disease, caused by influenza type A which generally infects pigs.There are about three classifications of these kind of virus, one is the most common and that is Influenza type A ,Type C can rarely be determined while type B has not been reported yet.
WHO said that the latest version of Influenza taking over Mexico, is different because it contains genetic material that is typically found in strains of the virus that affect humans, birds and swine.
Means of Dissemination
Most cases can be found on people who works in the field of poultry and swine.Especially those people with intense exposure with infected pigs.We can't just blame pigs! though they're the main source -we should consider the two other remaining factors.As stated above, Swine Flu can also affect birds.So if you're planning not to buy pork for dinner add chicken to your list.Be cautious with pig & chicken related stuffs!!And the other is that this flu has the ability to pass from person to person.Now! boys you don't want to bring a girl infected with swine flu virus at home do you?And same with girls and for every sexes.Wait! I almost forgot -it's airborne you don't know what the wind has to offer you!

Signs and Symptoms

Humans, when infected will undergo fever, cough, sore throat, body aches, chills and fatigue.Do you have one of these now?Call a physicians if you're concerned about it.As you can determine, the signs and symptoms are just the same as the seasonal flu we have had.


Medication

Tamiflu and Relenza are two of the most commonly used drug in medication to different kinds of flu.And so far it's effective.


I guess you're really concerned about this because you're reading and we always know the saying 'Prevention is Better than Cure".So you should always be wary,be cautious and the most standard yet the most easiest way to prevent Swine Flu is simply through cough etiquette(cover your mouth and nose when coughing or someone coughs) and don't forget hand wash.

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