Swine flu outbreak: What it means for you and your family

pigSeveral people in the United States have developed swine flu, a respiratory disease that can sometimes be serious. According to the New York Times, hundreds of cases have been reported in Mexico.

Symptoms include fever, cough, sore throat, body aches, headache, chills and fatigue. A person can get swine flu from a pig or from a human that has the infection.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is looking into the recent outbreak. For more info, including prevention tips, read the CDC Web page on swine flu.

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6 Responses to “Swine flu outbreak: What it means for you and your family”

  1. March For Babies march of dimes walk Says:

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  2. Vanda Says:

    So much to read, so much wealth of good information, keep it up 🙂

  3. Mira's Desk Says:

    As with everything in life it is best to be prepared. While the government needs to inform its populace… without creating panic… it is up to each individual to care for their own well being and that of their family members. Here is a link to the CDC for information on how to protect you and your family from the the Swine Flu. http://pfx.me/Nz

  4. bangkok oliver Says:

    The good news is that we were all worried about so-called bird flu which was a much more dangerous virus, but still a worrying time.

  5. Pam Says:

    Thanks, bangkok oliver. Just a word about avian flu. This virus is still around, mostly in poor countries. People usually get it when they handle poultry. And people do get very sick; some even die. So far there haven’t been any cases in the U.S. For more info, go to the Web site of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention http://www.cdc.gov/flu/avian/

  6. Natasha Says:

    Hello I loved this article, being a Mother of 2 boys I was very scared of the spread of Swine Flu.

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