Recent Symptoms Of Swine Flu
What is swine flu?
It is a respiratory disease caused by virus that infects the respiratory tract of pigs. It is as contagious as a seasonal flu. Caused by the H1N1 virus, the main route of swine flu virus spread among humans is exposure to the virus when an infected person sneezes or coughs, and the virus enters one of the potential mucous surfaces. It may also spread when a person touches something infected with the virus and subsequently touches their nose, mouth or eye.
Considering the rise in the cases of swine flu, doctors have confirmed that the flu is in the air making the transmission even easier and more probable.
With Covid-19 also doing the rounds, know the difference between corona virus and swine flu.
Symptoms of swine flu
The swine flu symptoms are similar to regular flu symptoms such as fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, body aches, headache, chills and fatigue. Many people with swine flu have also experienced diarrhoea and vomiting, but these symptoms could also be caused by many other conditions.
Doctors and experts have mentioned that swine flu cases usually rise during monsoon.
Despite an upward trend observed in the swine flu cases, the majority of cases are mild and do not require hospitalisation. These involve mild symptoms of sore throat and cough. Only senior citizens with multiple co-morbidities require hospitalisation including ICU.