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.

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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. 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...

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...
Swine Flu. Symptoms of swine flu may include: sore throat, cough, headache, fever, chills, musculoskeletal aches & pains, nausea, vomiting & diarrhea.Deaths associated with Swine flu could be associated with pneumonia, respiratory failure, seizures or worsening of pre-existing conditions. 2009 to 2010 Swine Flu (H1N1) pandemic had a case fatality rate of 0.03%.
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Is the swine flu still prevalent in the us?

Swine flu. There was a major outbreak in 2009-2010. Since then there have really only been sporadic cases, so i wouid say it is not currently very prevalent. It will return however, so keep an eye on public health reports. A great set of resources for tracking flu (all types) with maps can be found at http://healthmap.Org/en/?Gclid=cjg-2l3tqlecfqxshwod4beaqw. Read more...