Swine Flu Detection & Relief

Swine flu is the common name that has been given to a new strain of influenza. It is called swine flu because it is thought to have originated in pigs, but this is not known for certain.

The most common symptoms are fever, sore throat, diarrhoea, headache, feeling generally unwell and a dry cough - in other words, symptoms very similar to seasonal influenza. Most people recover within a week, even without special treatment.

So far the new virus is known to have infected more than 119,000 people worldwide. However, this figure is almost certainly a large underestimate because it reflects only those cases which have been confirmed by laboratory tests.

In the majority of cases the virus has proved relatively mild. However, more than 550 people have died globally and its 'risk profile' is still not fully understood. For this reason, and because all viruses can mutate to become more potent, scientists are advising caution.

It is particularly important for people with chronic lung, kidney or heart disease, under fives, over 65s and pregnant women to detect symptoms promptly.  Parents with children under one year should call their GP as soon as possible if their child has symptoms.

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