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May 02

Swine Flu – Explain Stuff – Fact of the Day

This post explains swine flu influenza, 2009 swine flu outbreak, describe the life cycle of the swine flu virus, mention countries where swine flu is present. Explainstuff.com also explains measures to prevent swine flu, comments have experiences of swine flu.

Swine influenza (also called swine flu, hog flu, and pig flu) refers to influenza caused by those strains of influenza virus that usually infect pigs and are called swine influenza virus (SIV). Swine influenza is common in pigs in the mid-western United States (and occasionally in other states), Mexico, Canada, South America, Europe (including the United Kingdom, Sweden, and Italy), Kenya, Mainland China, Taiwan, Japan and other parts of eastern Asia.

Transmission of Swine Influenza Virus from pigs to humans is uncommon. When it results in human influenza, it is called zoonotic…..
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