News tagged with swine flu
(AP) -- The world should get ready for a new Made in China product - vaccines.
Medications Nov 29, 2011 | 5 / 5 (4) | 0
Genetics of flu susceptibility: Researchers find gene that can transform mild influenza to a life-threatening disease
A genetic finding could help explain why influenza becomes a life-threating disease to some people while it has only mild effects in others. New research led by the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute has identified for the first ...
Genetics Mar 25, 2012 | 4 / 5 (4) | 0 |
Research at Imperial College London examining influenza transmission in ferrets suggests that the virus can be passed on before the appearance of symptoms. If the finding applies to humans, it means that people pass on flu ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Aug 29, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
A swine flu vaccine used in 2009-10 is linked to a higher risk of the sleeping disorder narcolepsy in children and teens in Sweden and Finland, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control said Friday.
Medications Sep 21, 2012 | 4.7 / 5 (3) | 0
The flu season is still young in the United States and the rest of the Northern Hemisphere, but Australia wrapped up its flu season months ago, and public health officials there have some disturbing news to report: The version ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Dec 29, 2011 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
(HealthDay)—A new report shows that a deadly swine flu virus can infect ferrets, highlighting the importance of continuous surveillance of emerging flu strains.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Sep 10, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
(AP)—Health officials say the flu season is winding down, and it has killed 105 children—about the average toll.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Mar 22, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
A vaccine used in Sweden in the 2009-2010 "swine flu" pandemic is linked to a higher risk of the sleeping disorder narcolepsy among under 30s, and not just children and teens as previously thought, a Swedish study showed ...
Medications Mar 26, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
(Medical Xpress)—An international team of bio-researchers has found that a mutant strain of the H5N1 influenza virus (created in a lab) has a 200-fold preference for binding with receptors in human cells, ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Apr 25, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
(HealthDay) -- Only 29 human cases of a new strain of "swine" flu have been identified in two years, but the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is making sure it's prepared should the H3N2 strain ...
Medications Aug 04, 2012 | 3 / 5 (2) | 2 |
The swine flu outbreak of winter 2009-2010 was much more widespread than was previously realised, research suggests.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jun 08, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 1 |
Researchers in Finland said Thursday they had confirmed a link between the swine flu vaccine and the onset of the sleep disorder narcolepsy in children.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Sep 01, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
The Finnish government and major insurance companies announced Wednesday they will pay for lifetime medical care for children diagnosed with narcolepsy after receiving the swine flu vaccine.
Health Oct 05, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
At least 32 people have been infected in a flare-up of the H1N1 swine flu virus in Nicaragua over the last week, according to the health ministry.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Oct 14, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Amanda Kanowitz was a healthy 4-year-old when she got the flu. Her first symptoms-cough, low fever, vomiting - seemed like signs of any common childhood bug, and the doctor suggested fluids and rest. Three days later, her ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Nov 01, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 2
Swine influenza (also called H1N1 flu, swine flu, hog flu, and pig flu) is an infection by any one of several types of swine influenza virus. Swine influenza virus (SIV) is any strain of the influenza family of viruses that is endemic in pigs. As of 2009, the known SIV strains include influenza C and the subtypes of influenza A known as H1N1, H1N2, H3N1, H3N2, and H2N3.
Swine influenza virus is common throughout pig populations worldwide. Transmission of the virus from pigs to humans is not common and does not always lead to human influenza, often resulting only in the production of antibodies in the blood. If transmission does cause human influenza, it is called zoonotic swine flu. People with regular exposure to pigs are at increased risk of swine flu infection. The meat of an infected animal poses no risk of infection when properly cooked.
During the mid-20th century, identification of influenza subtypes became possible, allowing accurate diagnosis of transmission to humans. Since then, only 50 such transmissions have been confirmed. These strains of swine flu rarely pass from human to human. Symptoms of zoonotic swine flu in humans are similar to those of influenza and of influenza-like illness in general, namely chills, fever, sore throat, muscle pains, severe headache, coughing, weakness and general discomfort.
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