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How much do you know about the swine flu?

Posted on: August 3, 2009



* What are the symptoms of swine flu in humans?
The symptoms of swine flu in people are expected to be similar to the symptoms of regular human seasonal influenza and include fever, lethargy, lack of appetite and coughing. Some people with swine flu also have reported runny nose, sore throat, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.

The typical symptoms are:

  • a sudden fever (a high body temperature of 38°C/100.4°F or above), and
  • a sudden cough.

Other symptoms may include:

  • headache,
  • tiredness,
  • chills,
  • aching muscles,
  • limb or joint pain,
  • diarrhoea or stomach upset,
  • sore throat,
  • runny nose,
  • sneezing, or
  • loss of appetite.

* How does swine flu spread?
Influenza viruses can be directly transmitted from pigs to people and from people to pigs. Human infection with flu viruses from pigs are most likely to occur when people are in close proximity to infected pigs, such as in pig barns and livestock exhibits housing pigs at fairs. Human-to-human transmission of swine flu can also occur. This is thought to occur in the same way as seasonal flu occurs in people, which is mainly person-to-person transmission through coughing or sneezing of people infected with the influenza virus. People may become infected by touching something with flu viruses on it and then touching their mouth or nose.

* High-risk groups

For most people, swine flu is a mild illness. Some people get better by staying in bed, drinking plenty of water and taking over-the-counter flu medication.

However, some groups of people are more at risk of serious illness if they catch swine flu, and will need to start taking antiviral medication as it is confirmed that they have it.

It is already known that you are particularly at risk if you have:

  • chronic (long-term) lung disease,
  • chronic heart disease,
  • chronic kidney disease,
  • chronic liver disease,
  • chronic neurological disease (neurological disorders include motor neurone disease, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease),
  • immunosuppression (whether caused by disease or treatment) or
  • diabetes mellitus.

Also at risk are:

  • patients who have had drug treatment for asthma within the past three years,
  • pregnant women,
  • people aged 65 and older, and
  • young children under five.


What do you know about the swine influenza?

What would you like to know?

Are you scared?

Do you know anyone who has got it?


How has this epidemic affected your life or your routine?

Share your views or beliefs here.


28 Responses to "How much do you know about the swine flu?"

Well, babe, I guess everybody should read it very carefully… but the most important thing is that people get really aware … i mean, people should really get to know what’s going on and how they can get protected and protect others.

Sometimes people are so careless… I really don’t get it.

Anyway, it’s been affecting our lives for sure…
To begin with, classes haven’t started yet…
And the worst thing is that… we really don’t know what’s about to come…

I just hope everything gets back to their place…



in our openion we should wear a mask. not to contaminale poeople. attention: be careful not get the swine flu.

We are scared!!!!We don’t want to get it.

We dont know nuch aleout the swine flu. We would like to know everything. We are don’t scared. the epidemic don’t affect my life and routine

i thinkk that everyone whould be carful but not be too paranoid, worry lowers ur immune system. people get so paranoid and scared about things like this. we should be cautious but not overly so.

Population doesn’t have medicine and technology to fight to this new flu. So not to get the swine flu you have to always brush your hands, and don’t go to place like mall, theater, subway, bus, etc. So many people are scared, mostly the pregnant because they get the flu more easily. A lot of people died, so be careful.

People say swine flu is a deadly disease. We don’t know much. Many people have died, everyone’s getting scared. Should we get scared too? We think we shall only be careful. We know some people who had gotten the swine flu before they died. Swine flu is a transmitting disease, and it can be deadly, as we said before. But, if we’ve really careful, swine flu is not going to be as deadly as it is today.

To prevent yourself from the swine flu you have to wash your hands every time that you get an object and you should avoid places full of peoples and avoid contact with other people.The most risky groups are :diabetics,litlle children, heart and respiratory deseases and pregnant women. Remembrer the swine flu can kill!

To avoid the Swine Flu we need to take care of ouselves.
We can:

* Always wash our hands with alcohol gel 70 % to kill the germs:
*Avoid closed places full of people , because the virus is transmitted through the air and also touch;
*Wear masks if you’re sick and if you go to airports or places with foreigners.
If you’re diabetic, a little kid, a pregnant woman , an elderly or if you have respiratory or heart deseases you need to take more care because you’re in the risk group.

Swine Flu
Atenttion! It’s risky for the people , that are diabetics , have heart and respiratory diseasess , little kids , pregnant women . It’s transmitted through the air and also touch. For prevention use alcohol gel 70 %. We think the Swine Flu is terrible because it’s dangerous.

to prevent swine flu, we shold wash our hands, were the mask dont kiss the pleople dont share personal objects.Remenber,the swine flu kills all of the people

The swine flu appeared at this year in Mexico, coming from the pigs. At the beggining, the problem was just in the North America, but it was trasmited very fastly, affecting all the world.
In Brazil, the beggining was slow. First, only a few people got the flu. After a while, the flu came very strongly. Today, the schools are closed, the people are buying alcohol to clean theirs hands and are very scared, mainly in the south, where there’re lots of cases because of the low temperature in the winter.

About the swine flu, we know enough. People are scared about this because isn’t have a vaccine to cure, many people are died and sick, in all the world. The children and the pregnants are the most affect as the other peoples. This epidemic change the students rotine because they don’t have class during one or two weeks.

Swine flu

The swine influenza is dangeurous ,contagious.It’s lethal, it’s an epidemic.It started in México, it’s comes pigs.

Many peaple are very scared but We are more less.

Andre Marques , Rony (harry poter) are affected.

This epidemic affected our routine . We are not having classes at school.

The swine influenza is dangerous, lethal, contagious and is an epidemic. It started in Mexico and comes from pigs, but there is a way to prevent the swine flu.
We would like to know how to be imune.We are not scared. We don’t know any one who got it . The epidemic affected our routine because we aren’t going to school.

Once opon a time, there was a boy who kissed all girls in a rock concerts. His name was Roberto.
10 days after kissing many girls he got the swine flu. He call ”disque gripe” and they recommended Tamiflu. He felt better.
He understood that to avoid the fly it is important:
– Wash your hands
– Use alcohol gel 70%
– Wear a mask

The swine flu is mortal to who isn’t imune.We don’t want more informations about the swine flu.We are very very scared.My friend cousins have swine flu.This epidemic affected our routine, because we have to be careful.

The swine flu it’s been concerning many people, risk group are: children/kids, eldrely, pregnant women. We shuld go to shopping mall, go to school an go to movies. We shuld be careful because this flu are serius. The symptoms are simlar to the normal flu. If you have a symptoms don’t go to a hospital call ‘disque gripe’.

The Swine Flu is dangerous and mortal. We don’t want more information about swine flu because we are scared. We don’t know anyone who has Swine Flu. Our classes are postponed. We should be careful.
– Wash your hands
– Wear mask
– Use alcohol gel 70%

The suine influenza is a very terrible virus to take, because it’s lethal, spreads easly. This sick starts in Mexico and now spreads all the world. The symptoms are : high fever, hadache, general pain, lethargy. The preventions are : wash our hands all the time or use alcohol gel 70% to clean hands, avoid physical contact .

We know that the swine flu started in Mexico. The virus came from the pigs and suffered mutation. It expanded throughout the whole world, killing thousands of people. The symptoms are: high fever, cough,headache,geberal pain and lethargy. We can prevent the swine flu by washing your hands at least 10 times a day, using alcohol to wash your hands, avoiding physical contact, avoiding closed and crowded places. We are very scared because we know people who have had it. School has been delayed and we can’t go to the mall. This is only the beggining of the swine flu…. =(

The swine influenza(flu) is a very terribe virus to take because is mortal. This disease started in Mexico and now is spreading all the world. THe symptoms are headache , general pain, dry cough and letharghy .
In fact, to prevent this horrible virus you have to wash your hands all the time , not share personal items and avoid crowded and closed places. KISSES

We are all aware of this newly kind of virus disease called swine flu.It’s trasmitted through the air, touch, sharing person also staying at crouded and closed places for a long time.
We thing about children and the oldest because they are the most risk group.
But don’t worry, stay at home, eat health food and keep your windows open all the time.

The swine flu is a virus and started in Mexico. It’s mortal. It’s transmitted through the air, touch and sharing personal objects. The symptoms in the people are like with symptoms of regular influenza included: fever, headache, general pain, lethargy and cough. The possibility of prevention are: washing your hands, not sharing personal items, avoid crowded, wearing a mask if you have it.


The virus is transmitted from person to person, and the role of pigs in the emergence of this new strain of virus is under investigation. However, it is true that there is no risk of contamination through the feeding of cooked pork. Cooking the pork to 71 ° C kills the influenza virus and other viruses and bacteria.
Swine Flu, this is terrible!

attention!carefull not get swine flu “warning”

Influenza is a disease similar normal flue, but there are some diferences that we can determinated if it is a normal flue or not like high fever , dry cough, runny nose, diarrhoea or stomach upset, headache.
Even if it’s a global problem, people don’t need to be in panic, because there is treatment and there are some things that people could do to prevent themselfs from the flue and those things maybe affect your routine:
– Avoiding close places;
– Wasing hands (using alcool 70%);
– Not sharing personal itens.

I know about swine influenza reading newspaper, searching the internet, listening to the radio, watching tv.
I’ m scared because I have a child in my house.
The swine influenza affected my routine.My daughter’s class started late and I avoiding closed places for exemple, the movie theatre,the shopping mall, Iprefer open places.
I wash my hands every time and eat health foods.

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