Swine flu

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The Swine Flu : 

The Swine Flu By: Divyanshu Gupta 1

What is the Swine Flu? : 

What is the Swine Flu? A respiratory disease Caused by a strain of the influenza virus type Usually infects pigs Virus is constantly changing 1

Some of the Viruses : 

Some of the Viruses 1

The New Strain : 

The New Strain Cause is unknown Can spread through human to human contact Causing turmoil throughout the world 1

Who’s Most Likely to get the Swine Flu? : 

Who’s Most Likely to get the Swine Flu? Children Teenagers People over the age of 50 People with heart disease, lung disease or a weakened immune system 1

Symptoms : 

Symptoms Fever Chills Sore throat Running nose Cough Body ache Headache Nausea Vomiting Diarrhea 1

Treatment : 

Treatment Antiviral drugs Amitidine Rimantadine Oseltamivir Zanamivir 1

Why is this New Strain So Dangerous? : 

Why is this New Strain So Dangerous? Recent strain of Swine Flu is resistant to Amitidine and Rimantadine which makes treatment difficult If left untreated, it can lead to death 1

Prevention : 

Prevention Avoid contact with those infected Wash hands Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth If infected: Stay at home Avoid physical contact with others Cover mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing 1

2009 Outbreak : 

2009 Outbreak Confirmed cases in over 25 countries Over 17,000 confirmed cases worldwide Thousands more probable cases Over 100 confirmed deaths 1

Is this an Epidemic? : 

Is this an Epidemic? Epidemic: Spreading rapidly and extensively by infection and affecting many individuals in an area or a population at the same time Is this epidemic????? Yes, it is epidemic as well as pandemic or spreading rapidly in a whole country. 1

Swine Flu in Mexico : 

Swine Flu in Mexico Largest number of casualties 89 confirmed deaths Over 5,000 confirmed cases First reported illness from this new virus strain 1

Swine Flu in the US : 

Swine Flu in the US First reported in Southern California Now spread to 47 states total Over 10,000 confirmed infected 16 confirmed deaths 1

Should we be AWARE? : 

Should we be AWARE? Yes, As each day goes by, more and more people throughout our country and the world are contracting the Swine Flu so we should be aware. 1

The Future : 

The Future Now working on a vaccine In both South Korea and the US Will most likely not be fully developed for years 1

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