Posts tagged Swine Flu

Influenza A(H1N1) is now the new Swine Flu Virus

influenzaah1n1isnowthenewswinefluvirus thumb Influenza A(H1N1) is now the new Swine Flu Virus ROME, April 30 (Xinhua) — Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations said on Thursday it agreed to use the name of "influenza A/H1N1" instead of "swine flu." FAO Chief Veterinary Officer Joseph Domenech said FAO, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) agreed to no longer refer to "swine flu" but instead to "Influenza A/H1N1." "Given current facts and scientific understanding, consumption of pig meat does not bring any increased risk to the consumer," the FAO official said. "Stepping up swine influenza control measures in pigs, in the absence of the A/H1N1 virus, such as control of movements and culling, is not justified," said Domenech.

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Swine Flu in the Philippines

swinefluinthephilippines thumb Swine Flu in the Philippines There has been a threat recently about Swine Flu virus all over the world and we are still lucky not to have one. Our Philippine airport authorities said that they well prepared to prevent the entry of swine flu in our country. In such cases like this, prevention is still better than cure. So what are the things that we should know about the swine flu virus?

Symptoms of Swine Flu

The symptoms are similar to the symptoms of regular human flu and include fever (temperature above 38 degrees Celsius or 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit), cough, sore throat, body aches, headache, chills, aching joints, nasal congestion and fatigue. Some people with swine flu also have reported diarrhea and vomiting. Like seasonal flu, swine flu may cause a worsening of underlying chronic medical conditions.

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