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  • 1. • Swine flu is also known as H1N1, H1N2, H2N1 and H3N1• Epidemics of swine flu Were in:1918 and 1968• The swine flu pandemic was in 2009• Total swine flu deaths from 2009 pandemic:14,286• Epidemic meaning: An outbreak of a contagious disease that spreads rapidly and widely• Pandemic meaning: Epidemic over a wide geographic area and affecting a large proportion of the population
  • 2. • Fever, sore throat, vomiting, diarrhoea, runny nose, coughing and nausea are all symptoms of swine flu in humans• Diarrhoea, coughing, sore throat, lack of appetite, fever, sneezing and weight loss are the main symptoms of swine flu in pigs
  • 3. • Hand washing can help prevent swine flu• Farmers should wear face masks and gloves when dealing with infected animals to prevent swine flu• Coughing and sneezing can spread swine flu
  • 4. • If you touch where a person with swine flu touches, you will most likely pick up the virus and get the swine flu. That is how it spreads indirectly. Stay a minimum of six feet away from someone with a known infection, avoid close contact from crowded places• First confirmed case in Spain
  • 5. • The Swiss pharmaceuticals company were the first to invent a vaccine for swine flu• Very recent studies during Spring of 2011, have indicated that the start of this new flu may have actually been in China and not Mexico• (information found on Wikipedia)
  • 6. • Swine flu Song w/ lyrics - YouTube
  • 7. • Thanks for watching!