How are swine flu and seasonal flu different?

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

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Will the seasonal flu protect me from swine flu if I get the shot AFTER exposure to he virus?

Yes and no. Yes, it can be of value if your exposure did not give you the flu, since later exposures or different flu strains would be less worrisome. However, it takes about 2 wks for the vaccine to generate enough of an immune response to prevent it.So if you wait until after exposed, it wouldn't stop the progression to illness from that exposure. 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...

What makes swine flu different from sars?

Different virus. Swine flu is the h1n1 variant of the human influenza virus. Sars is a form of the coronavirus. They both exhibit different mechanisms of replication in the cell and entry into the cell, have different replication rates, and different virulence factors. 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...