Warning Signs of Swine Flu

Heard of swine flu? Chances are you have - media coverage of the H1N1 virus, also known as the swine flu virus, is virtually nonstop. While the disease does not appear to be exceptionally widespread or virulent at this time, recognizing the symptoms is an important part of protecting yourself.

If you live in an area where swine flu has been confirmed, be aware of early symptoms including fever, aches, sore throat, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea, and contact your health care provider - he or she will determine whether testing for swine flu is needed. If the illness progresses to the symptoms listed below, seek emergency medical care.

For adults:

  • Pain or pressure in the chest or abdomen
  • Sudden dizziness
  • Confusion
  • Severe or persistent vomiting

For children:

  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
  • Pain or pressure in the chest or abdomen
  • Sudden dizziness
  • Confusion
  • Severe or persistent vomiting

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2009 H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu)


Site last updated October 02, 2009, 5:00 PM ET

 

 

Situation Update

Map of flu activity in the U.S. for week ending September 26, 2009. Click to view the full Situation Update.Each week CDC analyzes information about influenza disease activity in the United States and publishes findings of key flu indicators in a report called FluView. During the week of September 20-26, 2009, a review of the key indicators found that influenza activity remained elevated in the United States.
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