What is swine flu?

If you are pregnant, you are in one of the high-risk groups for swine flu, so it is important to read this page carefully and follow the advice to protect yourself and your baby.

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Also known as h1n1 flu, h1n1 influenza, flu, swine, swine influenza a, novel h1n1 influenza
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Flu, Swine

Influenza viruses are small RNA viruses that infect many mammals, including humans, birds, and swine. Before 2009, swine influenza predominately affected swine and was not transmitted often or easily to people. Even in the isolated instances in which swine influenza infected people, it had very limited ability to spread from person to person. Most cases were directly linked to contact with swine through farming or at fairs.

h1n1 flu

Swine flu is an infection caused by a virus. It's named for a virus that pigs can get. People do not normally get swine flu, but human infections can and do happen. The virus is contagious and can spread from human to human. Symptoms of swine flu in people are similar to the symptoms of regular human flu and include fever, cough, sore throat, body aches, headache, chills and fatigue. There are antiviral medicines you can take to prevent or treat swine flu. There is a vaccine available to protect against swine flu. You can help prevent the spread of germs that cause respiratory illnesses like influenza by

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swine flu

Swine flu is the common name given to a new strain of influenza (flu). It is called swine flu because it is thought to have originated in pigs, but this is not certain.

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h1n1 flu

Novel H1N1 flu, popularly known as swine flu, is a respiratory infection caused by an influenza virus first recognized in spring 2009. The new virus, which is officially called swine influenza A (H1N1), contains genetic material from human, swine and avian flu viruses.

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Influenza A

Influenza A (H1N1) 2009 Monovalent Vaccine is a sub-unit (purified surface antigen) influenza virus vaccine prepared from virus propagated in the allantoic cavity of embryonated hens eggs inoculated with a specific type of influenza virus suspension containing neomycin and polymyxin. The influenza virus strain is harvested and clarified by centrifugation and filtration prior to inactivation with betapropiolactone. The inactivated virus is concentrated and purified by zonal centrifugation. The surface antigens, hemagglutinin and neuraminidase, are obtained from the influenza virus particle by further centrifugation in the presence of nonylphenol ethoxylate, a process which removes most of the internal proteins. The nonylphenol ethoxylate is removed from the surface antigen preparation. Influenza A (H1N1) 2009 Monovalent Vaccine is an inactivated influenza virus vaccine indicated for active immunization of persons 4 years of age and older against influenza disease caused by pandemic (H1N1) 2009 virus (1). DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION Based on currently available information the vaccination regimen is as follows:...

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The flu is an infection caused by a virus in the upper breathing passages that may also spread to the lungs. Symptoms include fever, headache, general aches and pains, and extreme exhaustion. The flu is a contagious disease in which the influenza virus is spread through the air by the coughing and sneezing of people who are already infected. The virus is inhaled into the lungs where it attacks tissues involved in breathing. People with the flu usually feel sick rather suddenly, with symptoms that may include fever, headache, and feeling very tired. These symptoms are sometimes followed by coughing and a stuffy or runny nose.

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Ultrase MT

ULTRASE MT (pancrelipase) Capsules are orally administered capsules containing enteric-coated minitablets of porcine pancreatic enzyme concentrate, predominantly pancreatic lipase, amylase, and protease.

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CDC 2009 H1N1 Flu

Aug 11, 2010 ... For updated information on the 2010-2011 flu season, see the CDC ... Supplies of seasonal flu vaccine may be limited. ... Swine Flu Info ...

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Swine influenza - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Swine influenza, also called pig influenza, swine flu, hog flu and pig flu, is an infection by any one of several types of swine influenza virus. ...

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H1N1 Swine Flu Symptoms, Treatment, Pandemic News, Vaccine and ...

Mar 9, 2011 ... Swine flu (swine influenza) is a respiratory disease caused by viruses ... In a number of instances, people have developed the swine flu ...

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Now there is a flu pandemic, you or the person you care for may get flu.

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The swine flu virus is spread in exactly the same way as the ordinary cold and flu viruses.

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Questions and answers
What is swine flu?

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It is important that as swine flu spreads, you know the symptoms of the disease so you can recognise it in yourself and others at an early stage.

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The World Health Organization has rated the UK as one of the countries best prepared for a swine flu pandemic.

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The swine flu vaccination programme began on 21 October 2009, with the highest-risk groups being offered the vaccine first.

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