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2009-11-16 05:58:33
2009-11-16 05:58:33

The type of Swine Flu that pigs get is sometimes called pig flu. Swine and pigs are just different words for the same animal, the hog.

The types of swine flu that people get are called swine flu because the virus was first isolated and identified in swine (around 1930) before it mutated to the type that people can sometimes, but rarely, get. They are not usually called pig flu.

The specific strain of swine flu that is better known as A-H1N1/09 or the Pandemic 2009 swine flu (see related question below for more names it is called), is not called pig flu in most places in the world because it is more often a virus among people than pigs, even though it originated in pigs. People have apparently given it back to some pigs, but that, too is a rare event at present.


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It is called swine flu because it is believed to have originated in swine, also known as pigs.

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.

No, Swine Flu is just one strain of the many flu viruses. Flu is an abbreviation for influenza. So Swine Flu is a type of flu, but all flu is not the swine flu, there are other kinds.

A mixture of the standard Human Flu, Bird Flu and Pig Flu. This creates a new strain of flu called swine flu (Influenza A H1 N1).

Swine is the proper name for pigs.

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Yes, H1N1 is a type of flu called the "Swine Flu" which is very contagious. I had the Swine flu H1N1 and it was so not fun at all.

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.

Swine flu is a flu very similar to the regular flu. Tamiflu is a medicine that you take when you have swine flu or other types of influenza.

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.

Flu shots are given to prevent influenza virus infections such as swine flu and the various seasonal flu strains. In the UK, they are called Flu Jabs. They are also called flu vaccinations.

Yes, Since the regular flu and the Swine flu are DIFFERENT, then you can still get it. The Swine flu often hits harder though. by that i mean, worser. The person can get Swine flu right after a regular flu OR if a person has regular flu it CAN turn into the Swine. Halleworld

Rupert Grint had swine flu and Tulisa from N-dubz also had swine flu i think there might have been more cases but that were not conformed

The pandemic influenza that struck the world in 1918 was not the Swine Flu. It was called the Spanish Flu since it originated in Spain. It had no connection to the swine flu or pigs.

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The initial outbreak was called the "H1N1 influenza", or "Swine Flu"

You would not get the same strain of flu you had in 1976 again, but even though it was also called the Swine Flu, it was very different from the one that is causing the 2009 Pandemic. A-H1N1/09 Swine Flu is a new strain that had not been seen before 2009, so you could get it; your infection with the different type of Swine Flu will not give you immunity to this different strain of flu.

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H1N1/09 pandemic swine flu is called by many different names in different places. See the related questions below for more information.

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

Sure! Ask your doctor about risks of swine flu in pregnancy, and also ask about the swine flu vaccine for pregnant women.

Just because your child has the swine flu, doesn't mean you do. Your child could get the swine flu even if you don't have it currently.

The swine flu shot is used to prevent the flu, not to treat the flu if you already have it. To treat the flu, antiviral medications are more likely to be prescribed, such as Tamiflu.

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It is a desiease from pigs it is also called H1N1.

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