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Swine influenza (swine flu) is a common respiratory disease in pigs

Updated: Friday, Oct 09,2009, 10:48:05 PM
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Swine influenza (swine flu) is a common respiratory disease in pigs, the type of flu caused by viruses.

Like humans, pigs may be the flu, but influenza viruses from pigs Aren't the same for the human influenza virus. Although people generally can not infect this virus to come regularly where they had close contact with pigs.  But the current era of bird flu is different. According to figures published by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of influenza appears to be one of the parts of bird flu virus in pigs, birds have been taken, both men and combined into a new virus to spread from person to person, and is a fast growth.  Swine influenza is believed to be closed in the same way as seasonal flu. The virus spreads mainly from person to person through coughing or sneezing of infected persons. Some people may be infected with the virus by touching an object and then touching your eyes, mouth or nose.

 Swine influenza through food, however. Man can not the virus consumption of pork, pork meat, handling raw pork, fruits and consume or vegetables's all influenza viruses, swine influenza is not a food-born disease.

The severity of the cases where avian flu is very different, and Mexico, will suffer more: April 28, the number of deaths to 152 There are also unconfirmed reports of people living in the United States, New Zealand, Canada and the UK, No deaths were reported in any of these countries.

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