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Is it safe to go backpacking through asia during a swine flu outbreak?

As Safe as Anywhere. Good handwashing and avoidance of obviously sick people work anywhere.And there may be flu eventually anywhere in the world. Read more...

Should I avoid taking my 2 yr old to places with lots of people during this swine flu outbreak?

Avoid indoor crowds. 2 year olds don't wash hands and they pickup and share all germs. During flu season, it is best to protect your loved little ones from places such as movie houses, fast food play grounds, indoor rec centers, bowling alley... Where people gather and you can't control their hand washing, coughing, sneezing...Play out doors. It also helps to stay healthy and get vaccinated. Read more...
See below. I agree with dr. Tsai but would like to add some info. This reported flu strain has only been associated with pig to human transmission, not human to human transfer. It is also a mild strain and no one has died and only 2 have needed hospitalization. What i would like to point out here is the "news press" and it's affinity to blow things out of proportion and only report what will get ratings. Read more...

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...

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...

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...

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...