Is the Swine Flu caused by a virus or a bacteria?
It is caused by a virus called A-H1N1/09 influenza virus (aka swine flu).
No. The flu is caused by a virus, not bacteria.
Swine flu is caused by a virus, not bacteria. It is the Influenza Type A H1N1/09 virus that causes this type of flu.
Swine flu is caused by a virus, while food poisoning is usually caused by bacteria
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 pathogen of swine flu is virus H1N1 pandemic.
Yes, swine 'flu is caused by a strain of the influenza virus.
No, swine flu is a virus and amoxicillin is an antibiotic which means it only fights bacteria. The effects of Swine flu can lead to infections that may or may not require the use of an antibiotic like amoxilin. However the amoxilin does not fight the Swine flu virus it fights the infection that is caused by the original presence of the virus. Your immune system takes care of the virus.
all diseases are caused by bacteria or viruses. some example are flu (influenza virus) and swine flu (influenza A H1N1) and Meningococcemia (Meningococcus).
I would guess not since Swine Flu is a VIRUS and not BACTERIA
It's a virus like other flu types.... Hence why we don't use antibiotics (anti bacterial) drugs to treat the flu. In more severe cases of flu, swine flu, bird flu doctors may prescribe anti viral drugs to combat the infection.
The swine flu is an infectious disease caused by a pathogen. The pathogen is a virus.
Neither. The H1N1/09 "Swine Flu" is caused by a virus.
Flu is caused by a virus. That's why antibiotics do not help when you have the flu.
Swine flu is caused by a virus. An allergy is caused by the body reacting to a harmless compound.
No, the flu is caused by a virus.
No, antibiotics are for bacteria and swine flu is a virus. See the related question below for more information.
Some people do but it is incorrect. Swine simply means pig/hog. The flu, Swine Flu, is called that because it started as a virus that only infected pigs, so it was the flu that the swine got. Since viruses mutate easily, it changed into a virus that caused flu in people as well as pigs. The name Swine Flu stuck then and also now with the virus causing the pandemic which is actually a third… Read More
Swine Flu A-H1N1/09 is caused by a virus, not by a fungus. The virus is a Type A Influenza strain named A-H1N1/09 or also called the Pandemic Swine Flu virus among other names around the world.
Swine flu isn't a bacteria, its a virus, but sodium hypochlorite, a.k.a. bleach, does kill swine flu, along with all other types of influenza.
Swine flu is a respiratory disease caused by type A influenza virus that regularly causes outbreaks of influenza in pigs. The "classical" swine flu virus (an influenza type A H1N1 virus) was first isolated from a pig in 1930. Swine flu viruses cause illness in pigs, but the death rates are low. This new virus, although it is being called "swine flu," is not the same virus.
No. Swine flu is caused by a strain of virus that is a mutation of the swine influenza virus, that is now transmittable by human to human contacts, called Novel H1N1 flu. Typically flu viruses thrive in cooler weather with lower absolute humidity levels, as evidenced by the seasonal flu each year occurring in the fall and winter months. See the related question below for more information on what caused the "Swine Flu".
Flu is caused by the virus, which is why it cannot be cured by antibiotics (antibiotics only cure illnesses caused by bacteria) but can be made immune to by vaccination.
The flu is a virus caused by germs/bacteria.
Not very much. The Black death is caused by a bacteria and the swine flu by a virus. The Black death caused 15 million deaths world wide but people never heard about bacteria before and had no means to stop it (an antibiotic). The flu also causes deaths today but we do have a vaccine and it can be prevented. The Black Death infected the lymph system. The flu causes a severe upper respiratory infection.
Yes. Swine flu (A-H1N1/09 Influenza) is a viral disease caused by the Influenza Type A Virus.
No information suggests that there is any connection between the viral infection that causes swine flu and food colors or other artificial colors. Swine flu (H1N1) is caused by a virus (Type A, H1N1/09 influenza virus), as is the "regular" flu.
Neither. It is caused by a virus.
Influenza is caused by a virus. its straight up a virus...
Flu is always caused a virus, not bacteria, so no flu epidemic will be due to a bacterial agent. This is true of the 1918 "Spanish Flu", it was caused by a virus.
It is a strain of virus. It is commonly called the Swine Flu virus and has been around for many decades. The pandemic A-H1N1/09 flu virus is brand new and different than the other H1N1 viruses. See more in related questions. Swine flu is a respiratory disease caused by type A influenza virus that regularly causes outbreaks of influenza in pigs. The "classical" swine flu virus (an influenza type A H1N1 virus) was first isolated… Read More
H1N1 is a virus strain that circulates among humans, the same virus that caused the swine flu pandemic in 2009. H3N2 is the strain that caused the Hong Kong flu and the Fujian flu.
Swine flu is caused by a virus. Viruses are submicroscopic organisms that are so small they can only be "seen" with an electron microscope. A regular microscope does not allow us to see things as small as a virus particle. See the related questions below for additional information about the pathogen that causes the H1N1/09 swine flu.
Swine Flu (and other H1N1 flu viruses) is a Type A influenza, but all Type A influenza viruses are not swine flu, or other H1N1 viruses. Swine flu is just one of many subtypes of Type A influenza. Swine Flu is caused by the Type A H1N1/09 Virus.
It is not a combination of four viruses in swine flu, only the one H1N1/09 virus. You may be thinking of the four types of genetic material contained in the genome (virus DNA or RNA hereditary information) that are found in the H1N1/09 virus. These contain the genetic material of the virus and help in identification of the specific virus and the origins of it. Swine flu (H1N1/09) contains genomes from four types of flu… Read More
no, because flu is caused by virus and antibiotics can only cure diseases caused by bacteria.
Yes you can as the flu is caused by a virus, and antibiotics treat bacteria infections.
There are many different flu viruses called both H1N1 and swine flu, and this is very confusing because the same names are used for different things. In the type of swine flu that pigs get (the original "swine flu"), they are usually referring to the same virus, just called by different names. But there are H1N1 flu viruses that pigs do not get, and/or that are not the same virus. For the "swine flu" that… Read More
Pigs spread the original swine flu virus among themselves. The mutation, known as the 2009 Swine Flu (Influenza A, Novel H1N1 virus), that is now a human virus is spread by humans. It is a mutation of the swine flu and avian (bird flu) that has combined with a human virus.
Yes, it is the Influenza caused by the Type A H1N1/09 virus.
They do not have an effect on swine flu, but can be helpful if a secondary bacterial infection occurs with the flu or after the flu. Antibiotics have no effect on viruses. The flu is caused by viruses. Antibiotics are for treating infections by bacteria, not for treating infections by viruses.
Swine flu is an RNA virus belonging to the family Orthomyxoviridae.
No. Swine flu (H1N1) is a subtype of the influenza A virus.
Antibiotics work on bacteria. The flu is caused by a virus.
No, there is absolutely no reason to believe that. The Swine Flu (2009 H1N1 influenza virus) is a mutation of a virus that pigs had, the mutation made it able to infect people too. The pigs who first had the flu that evolved into the Swine Flu were in a pig farm in the US, according to investigators tracking the origin of the disease. See the related question below about what caused the swine flu… Read More
No, it can't. All hand sanitizers are anti-bacterial, and Swine flu is a virus, which doesn't come under the category of bacteria.
SWINE flu..?? That would be a swine, dear (a pig)
The people who originally caught the type of swine flu that pigs get, caught it the same way as the regular seasonal flu is caught among people, through contact with the virus that caused the flu in the sick pigs in their respiratory droplets from the pig's sneezes and coughs. That is the mechanism of infection of all types of influenza viruses. If you are asking more how the swine flu virus from pigs became… Read More
Swine flu is caused by a new influenza virus that has genetic material from several different flu viruses that combined to form the new H1N1/09. The different types of flu involved in the development of the new virus are three types of swine flu (Asian, European, and American), avian "bird" flu, and human flu. Other than that relationship and that they are both influenza viruses, there is no other real relationship. Symptoms, mortality rates, and… Read More
Influenza, the flu, is caused exclusively and specifically by a number of different mutations of viruses. Bacteria DOES NOT cause influenza.
Yes. In fact the way the H1N1 pandemic swine flu was formed by the mixing of a human flu virus, a bird flu virus and a swine flu virus in a pig. When two similar viruses that are infecting the same cell exchange genetic material this is known as reassortment. They go on to form a new virus.
There is no proof of that, although there is speculation that at least some viruses have come to Earth in or on rocks from space. See the related question for what caused the new virus "swine flu" to develop.