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Will swine flu kill me?

Will swine flu kill me?

Swine Flu: symptoms may include: fever, severe, headache, body aches / pains, chills,fatigue, weakness, cough, sore throat, nasal congestion, diarrhea & vomiting. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/swine-flu/basics/symptoms/con-20034916 People who have higher risk for developing complications include people with chronic lung diseases (COPD,asthma, emphysema), people with immunodeficiencies,> ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Flu (Definition)

The flu, otherwise known as influenza, is a viral infection of the nose and throat. Symptoms of influenza include fever, chills, runny nose, muscle aches, fatigue, malaise, headaches, and coughing. Children with the flu often have nausea and vomiting as well. Some strains of the flu are preventable by getting a yearly flu ...Read more


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How does swine flu kill people?

How does swine flu kill people?

Superinfection: Majoritybof illness was mild but small groups of at risk pts died due to overwhelming disease and were also compromised with a superinfection with a bacterial pneumonia strept staph etc. ...Read more

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How can the ''swine flu'' actually kill humans?

How can  the ''swine flu'' actually kill humans?

Through complication: Deaths associated with swine flu could be associated with pneumonia, respiratory failure, seizures or worsening of pre-existing conditions. ...Read more

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Can swine flu kill a consistently stressed teen?

Can swine flu kill a consistently stressed teen?

Possibly: Although it is unusual, swine flu can kill anyone - stressed or not stressed. The best way to stay healthy is to sleep at least 8 hours per night, eat healthy food, exercise and get your flu vaccine! ...Read more

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How does swine flu spread/?

How does swine flu spread/?

Swine flu spread: Most influenza spreads viral particles by the aerosolized sputum (spit) produced by coughing. This is why there is so much emphasis on wearing a face mask if you have a severe cold or flu-like illness. ...Read more

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What does swine flu do to you?

What does swine flu do to you?

Many things: Influenza virus invades susceptible cells and damages those cells. In the process the body releases chemicals called cytokines in response, and these are responsible for many of the symptoms, including cough, headache, runny nose, fever, chills, GI symptoms and muscle aches. Because of the damage to normal cells it lowers immunity to other organisms and you develop secondary infections. ...Read more

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Is swine flu different from regular flu?

Differences: This is the best I have seen to help differentiate: http://www.Newmilfordschools.Org/gibbs/nurse/cold_flu_swine_flu.Pdf. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have swine flu or not..?

Swine Flu: Symptoms of swine flu may include: sore throat, cough, headache, fever, chills, musculoskeletal aches ; pains, nausea, vomiting ; diarrhea. Swine flu symptoms usually last for around 8 days but if there are health complications it may take longer to heal. Lab tests can deterine if the illness is swine flu. ...Read more

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When before showing signs of the swine flu?

When before showing signs of the swine flu?

1 to 3 days: Symptoms from swine flu usually begin one to three days after exposure. ...Read more

Swine Flu (Definition)

It is the flu caused ...Read more