Keep Your Loved Ones Free From Swine Flu This Mother’s Day

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Protect yourself and your loved ones from swine flu this Mother’s Day holiday  by taking some simple precautions:

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 15 seconds.
  • Try to avoid contact with individuals who have symptoms of the flue
  • If you have a cough, wear a mask and try to stay away from others
  • Get adequate rest, drink lots of fluids, and eat nutritional meals

What is the Swine Flu?

Swine influenza (also called swine flu, hog flu, and pig flu) refers to influenza caused by those strains of influenza virus called swine influenza virus (SIV) that usually infect
pigs.

Symptoms include:

  • Fever (usually over 100 degree F)
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Body aches/ Headaches
  • Chills
  • Fatigue
  • Occasionally Diarrhea and Vomiting

According to the World Health Organization, as of May 6th, 23 countries have officially reported a total of 1893 cases of influenza A (H1N1). Mexico has reported 942 laboratory confirmed human cases of infection, including 29 deaths. The United States has reported 642 cases of the swine flu, resulting in 2 deaths.

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