Swine flu is a respiratory disease of pigs caused by type A influenza viruses that causes regular outbreaks in pigs. People do not normally get swine flu, but human infections can and do happen. It has determined that this swine influenza A (H1N1) virus is contagious and is spreading from human to human.
Take these everyday steps to protect you and your family’s health:
Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue away after you use it.
Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after you cough or sneeze. Alcohol-based hand cleaners are also effective.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs spread this way.
If you get sick with influenza, CDC recommends that you stay home from work or school and limit contact with others to keep from infecting them.
Swine Flu Symptoms In Children
* Fast breathing or trouble breathing
* Bluish skin color
* Not drinking enough fluids
* Not waking up or not interacting
* Being so irritable that the child does not want to be held
* Flu-like symptoms improve but then return with fever and worse cough
* Fever with a rash