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Influenza A (H1N1) Information Center

a.k.a. Swine Flu Information Center

Things You Need to Know About the Outbreak


1. High temperature, tiredness and lowered immunity

2. Headache, runny nose and sneezing

3. Sore throat

4. Shortness of breath

5. Loss of appetite, vomiting and diarrhoea

6. Aching muscles, limb and joint pain


  • Swine flu symptoms are similar to those produced by ordinary seasonal flu - fever, cough, sore throat, body aches, chills and fatigue
  • If you have flu symptoms and recently visited affected areas of Mexico, you should seek medical advice
  • If you suspect you are infected, you should stay at home and take advice by telephone initially, in order to minimize the risk of infection 

Prevention - WHAT TO DO

Among the best preventative measures you can take, according to the CDC:

  • Wash hands with soap or alcohol-based sanitizer;
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth;
  • avoid contact with sick people;
  • and wear a face mask.

Links to Flu Information

WHO raises current threat to 5 from 4 which indicate that the pandemic is imminent.

Swine Flu on Issue 17


BBC News on swine flu

 Latest Google News on swine flu

New York Times swine flu tracker

CDC swine flu information (US Government Site)

 US Government Site on Swine Flue


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