Swine Flu

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Learn more about this influenza virus and how you can stay healthy.

Updated April 28th, 2009

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Swine Flu

  1. 1. Swine Flu What is it and how to stay healthy
  2. 2. <ul><li>The World Health Organization confirmed 82 cases of swine flu yesterday </li></ul><ul><li>Swine flu originated from Mexico </li></ul><ul><li>The number of probable deaths from the virus in Mexico has officially risen to 152 though only 20 cases are confirmed. </li></ul><ul><li>The US, Canada, Spain and Britain have confirmed milder versions. </li></ul>
  3. 4. What is Swine Flu? <ul><li>A respiratory symptom found in pigs </li></ul><ul><li>Can be passed from pigs to pigs during the cold winters (Similar to human flu) </li></ul>
  4. 5. NEWS TODAY <ul><li>“ The move from level three to level four on the WHO's six-level threat scale means the world body has determined the virus is capable of significant human-to-human transmission -- a major step toward a flu pandemic” said Dr. Keiji Fukuda, World Health Organization </li></ul>
  5. 7. 1919 Spanish flu pandemic
  6. 8. Human Symptoms <ul><li>The symptoms are similar to the common flu. They include fever, lethargy, lack of appetite, coughing, runny nose, sore throat, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea </li></ul><ul><li>Can be spread through coughing/sneezing </li></ul><ul><li>People can become infected by touching something with the flu virus on it and then touching their mouth, nose or eyes. </li></ul>
  7. 9. There are everyday actions people can take to stay healthy <ul><li>Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it. </li></ul><ul><li>Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after you cough or sneeze. Alcohol-based hands cleaners are also effective. </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs spread that way. </li></ul><ul><li>Try to avoid close contact with sick people. </li></ul>
  8. 10. <ul><li>Swine Flu is not fatal and can be treated with 2 types of antiviral drugs. </li></ul><ul><li>However, the virus IS resistant to 2 types of antiviral drugs already. If the virus continues to evolve and infect humans, it could become drug resistant. </li></ul>

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