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Swine Flu or influenza A (H1N1) is a new flu virus of swine origin that first caused illness in Mexico and the United States in March and April, 2009. It’s thought that novel influenza A (H1N1) flu spreads in the same way that regular seasonal influenza viruses spread, mainly through the coughs and sneezes of people who are sick with the virus, but it may also be spread by touching infected objects and then touching your nose or mouth. Novel H1N1 infection has been reported to cause a wide range of flu-like symptoms, including fever, cough, sore throat, body aches, headache, chills and fatigue. In addition, many people also have reported nausea, vomiting and/or diarrhea.
Flu pandemic long overdue

Flu pandemic long overdue

Swine flu slows down global economic activity

Swine flu slows down global economic activity

Swine flu reinforces the importance of preparing for emergencies

Swine flu reinforces the importance of preparing for emergencies

Update on swine flu in the United States and Mexico

Update on swine flu in the United States and Mexico

Swine flu pandemic threat puts the world on high alert

Swine flu pandemic threat puts the world on high alert

Antibodies to 1918 flu pandemic may provide means to tackle bird flu threat

Antibodies to 1918 flu pandemic may provide means to tackle bird flu threat

Scientists map flu's chemical key

Scientists map flu's chemical key

Contact with pigs increases risk of animal flu viruses

Contact with pigs increases risk of animal flu viruses

Influenza evolution in action

Influenza evolution in action

Better late than never - Hong Kong and China improve communications on disease issues

Better late than never - Hong Kong and China improve communications on disease issues

Elderly woman latest victim of swine flu in Hong Kong

Elderly woman latest victim of swine flu in Hong Kong

WHO team working with Chinese health authorities is reassured over swine flu outbreak

WHO team working with Chinese health authorities is reassured over swine flu outbreak

China insists recalled pork free of pig disease

China insists recalled pork free of pig disease

Pork recalled in Hong Kong while authorities battle to control yet another outbreak of disease

Pork recalled in Hong Kong while authorities battle to control yet another outbreak of disease

Third case of swine flu in Hong Kong

Third case of swine flu in Hong Kong

Officials in China sacked over pig disease cover-up

Officials in China sacked over pig disease cover-up

China battles with Anthrax as well as Swine flu

China battles with Anthrax as well as Swine flu

China admits to the extent of pig disease

China admits to the extent of pig disease

Swine flu figures rise as China gets tough

Swine flu figures rise as China gets tough

Swine flu numbers still rising, but China insists disease is under control

Swine flu numbers still rising, but China insists disease is under control