H1N1 symptoms in adults/humans similar to other flu infections:
• Sore throat
• Not feeling well
Symptoms of swine flu happen in three to five days after you are infected with the virus and continue for up to eight days, starting one day before you are sick and continue until you recover.
Since this H1N1 virus is new, everyone has its risks. Health care workers who directly handle the patients involved had a special risk of H1N1 flu. Students and students at school or daycare also has a high risk. Children are susceptible to the virus while at school or while hanging out with friends.
H1N1 flu, better known by the name of swine flu, is a respiratory infection caused by influenza viruses that are found in spring 2009. In this virus contained genetic material from human influenza viruses, swine and birds.
Technically, the term means the swine flu influenza in pigs. Sometimes pigs transmit the virus in humans, mostly workers at the abattoir pigs or pig farmers. The most common is someone who is infected will pass it on to others. You can not get swine flu from eating pork.
Influenza virus infects the cells lining the nose, throat and lungs. The virus enters the body when you breathe air contaminated or exposed to live virus from contaminated surfaces to the eyes, nose or mouth.
Vaccines have been developed to prevent swine flu. The vaccine is recommended for:
• Pregnant women
• Caretakers of children aged less than 6 months
• Health care providers
• Infants, children and adolescents from 6 months to 18 years
• Adults from the age of 19 years to 24 years because many spend time working and traveling.
• Those aged 25 and over as vulnerable to medical complications.
Actions that can help prevent the flu and limit its spread are:
• Stay home if you are sick to avoid transmission to others.
• Wash your hands properly and often
• Avoid contact of the crowd if possible
• Reduce contact with those who are sick