One big way the viruses differ is that the seasonal flu is primarily only a respiratory virus, meaning that it only affects breathing and your lungs, while the H1N1 affects the respiratory system and may also cause vomiting and nausea.
- What is the difference between swine flu and normal flu?
- Is H1N1 same as flu?
- Is swine flu curable at home?
- How long is the swine flu contagious?
- Is Flu A or B worse?
- What was the worst flu outbreak?
- How long does the H1N1 flu last?
- Will swine flu go away?
- Where did the swine flu start?
- How did we stop swine flu?
What is the difference between swine flu and normal flu?
They are similar. Swine flu is more likely to include diarrhea and vomiting, as well as the respiratory symptoms that come with typical seasonal human flu. Recent reports indicate that the A(H1N1) swine flu virus infects deeper into the lungs than typical seasonal human flu.
Is H1N1 same as flu?
The H1N1 flu, commonly known as swine flu, is primarily caused by the H1N1 strain of the flu (influenza) virus. H1N1 is a type of influenza A virus, and H1N1 is one of several flu virus strains that can cause the seasonal flu. Symptoms of the H1N1 flu are the same as those of the seasonal flu.
Is swine flu curable at home?
Swine Flu is not a dangerous, deadly disease and there is no need to panic if you are suffering from it. Medical experts say it is just another type of viral influenza and can be easily treated at home. A swine flu patient needs urgent medical care only when he develops secondary complications like lung infection.
How long is the swine flu contagious?
People with H1N1 flu virus infection should be considered potentially contagious one day before the onset of symptoms and as long as they are symptomatic, and possibly up to 7 days following the onset of illness. Children, especially younger children, might be contagious for longer periods.
Is Flu A or B worse?
Influenza type A and type B are similar, but type A is overall more prevalent, sometimes more severe, and can cause flu epidemics and pandemics.
What was the worst flu outbreak?
The 1918 influenza pandemic was the most severe pandemic in recent history. It was caused by an H1N1 virus with genes of avian origin. Although there is not universal consensus regarding where the virus originated, it spread worldwide during 1918-1919.
How long does the H1N1 flu last?
Swine flu is contagious about one day before symptoms develop to about five to seven days after symptoms develop; some patients may be contagious for a longer time span. The disease lasts about three to seven days with more serious infections lasting about nine to 10 days.
Will swine flu go away?
Swine Flu FAQ. The H1N1 swine flu virus appeared in the U.S. in April 2009 and never went away.
Where did the swine flu start?
The 2009 swine flu outbreak originated in Veracruz, Mexico. Health workers traced the virus to a pig farm in this southeastern Mexican state. A young boy who lived nearby was among the first people to contract the swine flu. He lived, but others in the area came down with the flu and died.
How did we stop swine flu?
The best way to prevent swine flu is to get a yearly flu vaccination. Other easy ways to prevent swine flu include: frequently washing hands with soap or hand sanitizer. not touching your nose, mouth, or eyes (The virus can survive on surfaces like telephones and tabletops.)