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Kimbra Ussery ENGL 1101 9/28/2011 Swine flu (H1N1 flu) This respiratory infection is caused by an influenza virus. It spreads quickly and easily; a few months after the first cases were reported, rates of H1N1-related illnesses increased in all parts of the world. Symptoms include fever, cough, sore throat, body aches, headache, chills, fatigue, diarrhea, and vomiting. They generally develop three to five days after being exposed to the virus, and they continue for about eight days. The influenza virus infects the cells lining your nose, throat, and lungs, and it enters your body when you inhale contaminated droplets or transfer it from a contaminated surface to your eyes, nose, or mouth. Most cases need no treatment other than something for symptom relief, for example, Tamiflu or Relenza. Antivirals are reserved for people who have a high risk of complications, such as those who are already hospitalized, those younger than five or older than sixty-five, pregnant women, and those with certain chronic medical conditions. If infected, make sure to drink plenty of liquids, get a lot of
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This note was uploaded on 04/03/2012 for the course ENGL 1101 taught by Professor Barlow during the Spring '08 term at Georgia Southern University .

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