Is a baby with swine flu contagious?

Yes. Flu, including the h1n1 can be spread by the oro-nasal secretions of patients at any age. Babies are problem in flu season since many are passed around for kissy kisssy time by many of the more vulnerable elders at holiday gatherings.Since they may spread the illness without showing many signs of infection i consider them stelth carriers.

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How contagious is the swine flu?

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...

Is there any cure for swine flu?? Is it contagious?? What to do If someone caught it.?? How to prevent it?? What r d odds that one can die from it??

Which type ? This label has been associated with both the H1N1 of 2009 and 2013-14 and another strain, H1 N5 (I think) in 2013. The H1N1 was in the vaccine for 2013-15. Vaccination or total exclusion from community contact are the primary preventive measures. Use of Tamiflu (oseltamivir) after exposure may also prevent it. We see deaths every year from flu, but the strain is often not studied. Read more...

Went to Doc he says I got a virus n its highly contagious but didnt tell me what virus I know of people with swine flu n I got all the symptoms?

Ask your Doctor. Ask your doctor what type of viral illness you have, it may be the regular flu. Read more...
Ask. If you can ask the doctor to be specific, do. If he will not be specific and you have access to another doctor, see the second doctor. You are entitled to know your health information. Read more...

There is no information about babies under one year old with swine flu and I am very worried.?

Varies. Infants under a year of age have no immunity to swine flu. They can be vaccinated and the vaccine works about 50-60 percent of the time after 2 doses. Most do well with illness eventually. They can get very ill, need hospitalization or even die from swine flu. They are in the high risk group for complications and would benefit from treatment with the anti-flu medicine tamiflu (oseltamivir). Read more...

Is the swine flu in a baby considered very serious?

Serious. The h1n1 influenza strain (swine flu) can cause a very serious infection - especially in the very old and the very young. Please vaccinate your child against influenza now. Read more...
Swine flu. There is no indication that swine flu in babies less than 6 months causes serious illness except in a small minority of babies. Of course, following clean hygiene around the babies from washing hands and keep people who are sick away from your baby is essential. Read more...

I'm wondering how serious is the swine flu in a baby?

Swine flu. Swine flu (h1n1) is a highly contagious flu with symptoms similar to a regular viral illness. H1n1 affects people differently. Some people have mild symptoms. Others can develop complications and in rare cases, it can be fatal. Children under the age of five are more at risk. High fever, sleepiness, aversion to interaciont, and anorexia, take him to your pediatrician or local er for evaluation. Read more...