How to know if you have Swine Flu

Swine Flu

Swine Flu


How 2 know if you have Swine Flu

Lately there is a lot of  buzz, and news about the latest influenza type A Virus, known as the H1N1 virus. Since the outbreak that started in Mexico, Health Officials across the globe is on High Alert , and is scared that if it is not contained fast enough that Swine Flu might turn into an epidemic.

According to health officials there is only one way to determine if you really do have the Swine Flu (H1N1 Virus) : Get to a doctor to get tested right away, they can only determine if you have swine flu while looking at your blood under a microscope.  But there is a few things that you can be on the lookout for to see if you do have the H1N1 Virus.

Common symptoms of Swine Flu :

Swine Flu have most of  the  symptoms that the regular seasonal flu know as influenza has, Swine Flu is a Type A Influenza witch was reportedly recorded and isolated in a pig back in 1930. So the common symptoms of Swine flu as follows  :

  • Fever
  • Lack of Appetite
  • Coughing
  • Runny Nose
  • Sore Throat
  • Nausea
  • Severe or persistent vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Sudden Dizziness
  • Confusion
  • Pain or pressure in the chest or abdomen
  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath

It is also reported that Flu-like symptoms will improve but then return  with fever and a worse cough then before.

So the only thing that you can do if you think that you have Swine Flu, go and see your Doctor, it is better keeping it save. Swine Flu is not as dangerous as you might think, but the lack of consulting your Doctor might proof to be terminal.

After the H1N1 Virus proved to be resistant to many of the normal flu drugs, there is two that will be necessary for the treatment of Swine Flu, and that would be Tamiflu and Relenza. If  you believe that you have the Flu, keep your distance from other people, and stay at home. Wash  your hands often, and try not to touch any other person in your presence, also cover your mouth and nose when sneezing or coughing. Stay isolated, apart from the visits to the Doctor. 

We can all just hope that the Virus will disappear soon.


Author: Johan Bosman

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