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Will Vitamin C protect against Swine Flu or increase your chances of death through an immune system over-reaction Cytokine storm which is believed to be a cause of many deaths during the 1918 Flu?
Taking Vitamin C Not the Cause of Cytokine Storm Taking Vitamin C should help strengthen your immune system and protect you against getting the swine flu. In the 1918 outbreak of Spanish Flu, it appears that the flu virus itself caused Cytokine storms, not Vitamin C or other products that were being taken by the victims. The nature of a Cytokine storm itself better explains this. When an intruder (the flu virus) enters the body, white blood cells sense the intruder and send T-cells and macrophages to attack the intruder. If a particular molecule called a Cytokine activates the immune cells at the site of the intrusion, too many immune cells can be called to the infected area, causing tissue around the infected area to become inflamed. If a Cytokine storm happens in the lungs, it can cause permanent lung damage. A prolonged Cytokine storm can shut down breathing and cause death.
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It is caused by a virus that originated in pigs (swine) but has changed itself to be infective to humans. Eating cooked pork products is perfectly safe. As always, use safe …handling techniques with all raw meats. Swine flu is a virus that originally infected only pigs and they spread it from one infected hog to other hogs. Because pigs are physiologically very similar to humans, when they have been living closely with humans, some microbes that can infect them are able to be changed or mutated into strains that people can catch. These types of diseases that we can get from animals are called zoonotic diseases. Pigs contract swine flu from other infected swine, particularly in pigpens and herding areas. Flu viruses from birds and people may also infect pigs. Swine influenza passes quickly among pigs, and can cause major losses for pig farmers because of the rate of illness. It is now also possible for infected people to pass swine flu back to other pigs. Usually viruses that infect one species do not often infect others. However, if the species are kept very closely together, it is more likely that mutations can occur that allow new strains to develop with the ability to cross from one type of animal to another. Viruses can mutate very rapidly. Since they are non-living microscopic organisms (microbes) and not actually living animal or plant organisms (like bacteria and fungi), they can combine with the cells of host animals and change the genetic material in those host cells to reproduce themselves. Sometimes that assimilation can also change the makeup to a new strain of microbe which is then replicated by the damaged cells as well. This cross-species type of mutation of viruses has happened in the past when pigs and ducks or other birds were kept very closely together. That is how the Avian (bird) flu became a problem for people. First bird flu was mutated to a strain that could be caught by the pigs they were closely around. Once infecting the pigs, other mutations occurred that allowed their bird flu-swine viruses to mutate to viruses that people who were in close contact with pigs could catch. The cross-contaminations, through mutations of the viruses infecting the physiologically similar pigs, allow new strains to develop to which people have no immunity passed down from generation to generation. The 2009 Swine Flu is doubly difficult for us to create vaccines which would help to teach our immune systems how to fight the virus. This is because the new strain of virus mutated within the pigs where it could merge genetic materials of the bird viruses and swine viruses that the pigs had been exposed to. The 2009 Swine Flu virus contains material that is from the bird flu as well as from the swine flu viruses. We would have an easier time developing our vaccine for this flu virus if it had been formed from one or the other and not both animal viruses. As it is, we must start more "from scratch". The whole process of inter-species infections can also work back the other way. So now we can get swine flu from each other, from infected pigs, and we can give it to pigs who can infect each other. Because aspects of human viral strains are incorporated into the animal viral strains using the pig as a "middle man", newer viruses are developed that are able to cross the species boundaries. Crowding of people with each other and with pigs and pigs with each other and with other animals is one of the major reasons these inter-species viruses can occur. Farmers who work with swine must use very clean techniques to avoid catching and transmitting the swine flu. The CDC has guidelines for people who work in this field or spend time around hogs. See the links below. As with any virus very good hygiene including thorough hand washing is critical after contact or close proximity. See the related question for steps to take to avoid contracting this virus. HI EM ITS ME NS HOW ARE YOU RIGHT NOW IM AM TOTALLY GREAT THIS SWINE FLU STUFF IS SCARING ME! i don't know but you might not want to get it cuz it has already killed a lot of people but they are startin to say it is caused by pigs and then spreaded by humans the other name of swine flu is the pig flu because it comes from a pig. it was found in Mexico and that's why they are telling people not to go to Mexico. when ever we get the flu out body fights it off but we cant get our animals sick cause they have different antibodies.but when a animal get the flu they don't have vaccinations so when they go to the bathroom their poop decomposes in the ground and their "flu" gets in the air and passes on. that's why it's airborne. Swine flu is spread throughout pigs the same way the human flu virus is spread. Human's can, however, retrieve swine flu by coming in physical contact with live pigs who suffer from swine flu. Eating cooked pig products is perfectly safe. eating a pig that has a diesease
Each flu season is unique, but it is estimated that, on average, approximately 5% to 20% of U.S. residents get the flu, and more than 200,000 persons are hospitalized for flu-…related complications each year. About 36,000 Americans die on average per year from the complications of flu. Flu deaths cannot be accurately counted, only estimated. Most people who die from seasonal flu-related complications are not tested for flu, and many seasonal flu-related deaths occur one to two weeks after the initial infection. Even when people are tested, most flu tests will only detect flu in the first week, and some commonly used tests are less sensitive than that and can provide false negative results even in the first week. A person with the flu may develop a secondary bacterial co-infection (such as bacterial pneumonia), and influenza can aggravate an existing chronic illness (such as congestive heart failure or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), leading to the reported cause of death not mentioning flu. States are not required to report individual seasonal flu cases or deaths of people older than 18 years of age to CDC, and seasonal influenza is infrequently listed on death certificates of people who die from flu-related complications.
the swine flu is caused by pigs, but eating the pork doen't spread the flu to your body. the flu is also contaigious by speading from people to people. the government is… also thinking to shut down the school, it the flu case becomes worse! Swine flu was first started when little kids were messing with insides of a pig. Now it is highly contages.
Counts were only kept up to a certain point in the pandemic and are no longer being kept, so an accurate number is unavailable. There may be some ongoing cases in limited loca…tions around the world. However, the specifics and counts of cases are no longer being tracked by CDC, WHO, the US states, and most other countries, now that the pandemic has been declared over. Influenza cases are monitored, but specific H1N1/09 counts (and the lab tests needed to isolate the specific virus to be able to count them correctly) aren't being done. Influenza cases in general are monitored, but statistics are not being kept for H1N1/09 cases separately from other influenza types for reporting any longer in the post pandemic phase.
For most people it has about a week to ten days of symptoms, although you would probably have had it for a day or two before you felt any symptoms. The cough can last a bit …longer. If the cough isn't gone in two weeks, or if it changes, consult your health care professional to be sure that you don't have a secondary infection or complications. According to the CDC, if you have a fully functioning immune system, you are considered no longer contagious once you go a full 24 hours without a measured fever (when taking no fever reducers). If your immune system is compromised, or if you have other underlying medical conditions, then the severity and/or duration can vary.
The influenza virus was a strain to which people had no immunity.
Chickens and other birds and fowl can be infected by H1N1/09 influenza viruses, and if touched directly, they can pass the virus on to other animals and humans. Workers on… chicken farms are taught precautions to avoid being contaminated. However, once cleaned and plucked for eating, there would be no more risk than handling other types of raw meat. Therefore, precautions of proper handling of any raw meats must be followed. Once the chicken is cooked properly for eating, you will not get the virus by eating the chicken. Flu viruses are killed at normal cooking temperatures.
It was caused by a particular strain of the influenza virus, just like any other flu. This particular strain A-H1N1/09 (aka: Influenza A, Novel H1N1 or 2009 Swine Flu virus) o…riginated in pigs (swine) but has changed itself to be infective to humans. Swine flu is a virus that originally infected only pigs and they spread it from one infected hog to other hogs the same way it spreads in people, by direct contact or by droplets holding the virus in the air after a pig coughed or sneezed. Because pigs are physiologically very similar to humans, when they have been living closely with humans, some microbes that can infect them are able to be changed or mutated into strains that people can catch. These types of diseases that we can get from animals are called zoonotic diseases. Pigs contract swine flu from other infected swine, particularly in pigpens and herding areas. Flu viruses from birds and people may also infect pigs. Swine influenza passes quickly among pigs, and can cause major losses for pig farmers because of the rate of illness. It is now also possible for infected people to pass swine flu back to other pigs. Usually viruses that infect one kind of animal do not often infect others. However, if the animals are kept very closely together, it is more likely that mutations can occur that allow new strains to develop with the ability to cross from one type of animal to another. Viruses can mutate very rapidly. Since they are non-living sub-microscopic organisms (microbes), and not actually living organisms (like bacteria and microscopic fungi), they can combine with the cells of host animals and change the genetic material in those host cells to reproduce themselves. Sometimes that assimilation can also change the makeup to a new strain of virus (sub-microscopic particle microbe) which is then replicated by the damaged cells as well. This cross-family type of mutation is called a reassortant, or sometimes reassortment, of genetic material in viruses. It has happened in the past when ducks or other birds were kept very closely together with pigs. That is how the Avian (bird) flu became a problem for people. First bird flu was mutated to a strain that could be caught by the pigs they were closely around. Once infecting the pigs, other mutations occurred that allowed their bird flu-swine crossed viruses to mutate again to viruses that people who were in close contact with the pigs infected with the bird-swine virus could catch. This kind of "cross-contamination", through mutations of the viruses infecting the physiologically similar pigs, allows new strains to develop to which people have no inherited immunity (passed down from generation to generation) or prior exposure to a similar type that would have given them cross protection. It is considered potentially more dangerous than other types of influenza because the human population has not experienced this particular kind of Swine flu before. Therefore, it is anticipated that there will be few people with any natural resistance to it, whereas most people usually have some resistance to other strains of influenza once they are 10 years old or older. As a result of the lack of resistance, it can spread more easily and perhaps produce more severe symptoms. The 2009 Swine Flu was doubly difficult for us to create effective vaccines (which would help to teach our immune systems how to fight the virus). This is because the new strain of virus mutated within the pigs where it could first merge genetic materials of the bird viruses and swine viruses that the pigs had been exposed to and then it become infective to humans as well, from the additional close contact of pigs and humans who cared for them (triple reassortant). The reassortant process within the pigs combined the pig genetic material, the bird genetic material, and also human genetic material. The 2009 Pandemic Swine Flu virus (A-H1N1/09) contains genetic material that is from the bird flu as well as from three swine flu virus strains (Asian, American, and European), plus the human flu virus ("quintuple reassortant"). We would have had an easier time developing our vaccine for this flu virus if it had been formed from one or the other, and not with the five types of genetic material that it currently contains. As it is, we had to start "from scratch" to grow the right kind of virus to put into the vaccines. The whole process of infections can also work back the other way. So now we humans can get swine flu from each other, from infected pigs, and we can give it to pigs who can infect each other. In other words, because aspects of human viral strains are incorporated into the animal viral strains using the pig as a "middle man", newer viruses are developed that are able to cross the animal family boundaries. Over crowding, of people with each other and with pigs, and pigs with each other and with other animals, are the major reasons these "reassortant" viruses can occur. Farmers who work with swine must use very clean techniques to avoid catching and transmitting the swine flu. The CDC has guidelines for people who have these jobs or spend time around hogs, such as showing them in breed competitions. See the links below. As with any virus, very good hygiene, including thorough hand washing, is critical after contact or close proximity. See the related questions for steps to take to avoid contracting this virus.
The 1976 swine flu outbreak, also known as the swine flu fiasco, or the swine flu debacle, was a strain of H1N1 influenza virus that appeared in 1976. Infections were only det…ected from January 19 to February 9, and were not found outside Fort Dix. The outbreak is most remembered for the mass immunization that it prompted in the United States. The strain itself killed one person and hospitalized 13. However, side-effects from the vaccine caused five hundred cases of Guillain Barré Syndrome and 25 deaths.
There is no way to tell without lab tests since the symptoms are the same in most cases. But since the treatment is also the same, it usually isn't necessary to know which kin…d it is unless you require hospital care.
They are viruses that cause influenza, a respiratory infection. Swine influenza (flu), also known as H1N1 (or another kind of swine flu is called H1N1/09 the pandem…ic swine flu), is called that because it originally was a type that was found as a disease of pigs (swine). Bird flu (Avian Flu) was originally a flu that only birds got. Now, through mutations of these viruses, we hear about them more because they can infect humans. Bird flu is an extremely rare disease in humans but it is an especially bad virus that kills 50% of the people who get it. Swine flu, the H1N1/09 type, is now a pandemic because it spreads very easily, but luckily the symptoms in most people are mild. There are still serious effects of it, and many people across the world have died from it. So, it is recommended that all who can should get a vaccination against it.
swine flu is not a pathogen or causes the pathogen it is caused by a pathogen a pathogen is a micro organism that causes diseases such as bacteria or viruses etc and the patho…gen of swine flu is virus H1N1 pandemic.
Very very low. Usually if deaths occur as a result of a vaccination it is due to a severe allergic reaction in the individual. The safety record of the flu vaccines we have be…en using for decades in the US is very good and the vaccines are made the same way each year, only the type of virus strain(s) that are included in the vaccines to produce the immune response are different.
it was actually the spanish flu and it lasted from 1918 till 1920 killing 30-40million people
It is not one of the most common symptoms, however, with any type of flu, the cough and inflammation of the upper respiratory system can result in hoarseness or laryngitis. Th…is can progress to the point of inability to speak. Rest your voice as much as possible, take OTC cough medicines that contain guaifenesin to loosen secretions and help you expectorate when coughing, gargle with warm salty water to soothe the throat and take analgesics for pain and inflammation of the throat. Use all OTC medicines only according to package directions and consult your pharmacist to assist you find the best choices of OTC treatments for your symptoms. If your inability to speak continues for more than a day or two, consult your primary health care professional for advice.
The H1N1/09 pandemic swine flu virus causes influenza. The symptoms are the same as most other types of flu. It has caused millions of people world-wide to become sick with th…e flu and thousands of deaths. It is a milder disease than some other types of flu, including the regular seasonal flu that, while not the same number of cases like the more easily transmitted swine flu, the seasonal flu typically causes the death of more of those infected than swine flu has so far. In the US there are approximately 36,000 deaths from the seasonal flu each year. See the related question below for more on the symptoms and death rates of swine flu.
It was originally thought by the World Health Organization (WHO) and other infectious disease research entities that few to none would be naturally immune to Novel H1N1 influe…nza since there had not been a previous strain of flu virus like it before. It is unique because it has genetic components from three species: pigs, birds, and humans, unlike any prior known influenza strains. This is the reason that it was thought that it had this potential to be worse than other Type A H1N1 flu virus strains that humans can get. When there have not been strains similar in the past, there is no immunity from hereditary sources or from prior vaccinations or exposure. It is totally new, so people would have much more trouble with it than with the typical seasonal flu viruses that have been around for hundreds and thousands of years. However, an unusual trend was noticed during the initial pandemic spread through the North American countries, which was that the group typically most at risk of catching and dying from influenza, the population group aged 65 and older, did not see the typical severe disease and death rates as with even seasonal flu. It is not entirely known why, but it is suggested that it could be because the earlier strains of swine flu that spread initially to humans in the 1930's, although only containing genetic material from pigs and humans, was close enough to the current Novel H1N1 that the past exposure to it is providing some degree of immunity to those who were around back then. It is still unknown if that will be true for that demographic group in the other areas of the world as the virus spreads in the pandemic, or if it was only applicable in the US. There is also always the possibility that a virus will mutate during a pandemic and then have different groups who may or may not have any resistance. Some people who have been exposed to or have contracted the 2009 Novel H1N1 have had very mild symptoms of a mild cold, so although they were not immune, they still had milder cases of the flu. See the related questions below for more information