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What animal is the source of the Swine Flu virus?


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Answered 2009-05-01 18:59:18

Swine Flu..?? That would be a swine, dear (a pig)

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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, swine 'flu is caused by a strain of the influenza virus.


No. Swine flu (H1N1) is a subtype of the influenza A virus.


Swine flu is an RNA virus belonging to the family Orthomyxoviridae.


It is caused by a virus called A-H1N1/09 influenza virus (aka swine flu).


Swine flu is caused by a virus, not bacteria. It is the Influenza Type A H1N1/09 virus that causes this type of flu.


The H1N1 virus, otherwise known as "swine flu" originated from none other than swine.


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 strain of the swine flu virus that people pass to people.



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.


No. The flu is caused by a virus, not bacteria.


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.


Just go to a image search engine like Google Images and type in Swine Flu or Swine Flu Virus.


the official name for the swine flu is the H1N1 virus. At first, it was believed that the virus came from pigs, but now that we are convinced it actually does not, we refer to it as the H1N1 virus. However, it is still very commonly known as the swine flu.


H1N1 (Swine flu) was initially a disease of only swine (pigs), discovered in the 1930's. This influenza virus mutated into a new form in 2009, called A-H1N1/09, that caused a pandemic. It has been commonly called swine flu, too. The animal the H1N1 influenza virus has been named for is the hog (pig, swine). For more information see the related questions below.


It is a Type A Influenza virus.


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.


I would guess not since Swine Flu is a VIRUS and not BACTERIA


Yes. It does contain genetic material of Avian Flu in addition to three types of swine flu and also human flu viruses. (Avian flu is also called "Bird Flu"). When a virus mutates like this one did in pigs with five different genomes in the virus, it is called a quintuple reassortant (also known as reassortment) virus.The three types of swine flu genetic material in the A-H1N1/09 pandemic flu are American swine flu, Asian swine flu, and European swine flu.


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.


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.


It is a Type A Influenza virus with RNA genome.Also called Swine Flu, the 2009 Pandemic Flu, 2009 Swine Flu, and A-H1N1/09.


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, this is called a quadruple reassortant (or reassortment). It indicates that there have been changes in the original virus with introduction of new genomes to create the new form. The four types of flu reassorted in the pandemic swine flu are: Eurasian swine flu, American swine flu, Avian flu, and Human flu. Some scientists prefer to call it a quintuple reassortant and list it as five by breaking down Eurasian swine flu into the original two genomes that combined to form it, Asian swine flu and European swine flu.


The Swine Flu Virus is basically the same as any other seasonal flu virus. It causes common flu symptoms, like Coughing, Sweating, Nausea, etc



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