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What usually results from not getting treated for swine flu?

Possibly none. Swine flu is usually treated symptomatically. However there are some people who have serious complications that do require medical treatment. Read more...

What is the swine flu?

Flu and animals. Influenza is one of the few viruses that can infect both people and animals. In the winter, people, in the summer, animals, typically farm animals. As it passes through animals the virus varies a bit, creating new strains. If it does so via pigs, it is called a swine flu when it comes back to infect humans. Read more...

How is swine flu dangerous?

Complications. Increases risk for pneumonia by difficult to treat organisms, with an increase in risk for ards- adult respiratory distress syndrome- which carries a high risk for complications and death. 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 a new form of swine flu back?

See below. If you are referring to the present scare, 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. Talk to docs. Read more...

What are the effects of swine flu?

Same as regular flu. They are the same as the regular flu it's called swine because it started in pigs. Headache, fever, body aches, cough, congestion, runny nose. To ptotect yourself practice good hygeine and get the flu shot. Read more...
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. Read more...