According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the symptoms of swine flu in humans are expected to be similar to the symptoms of regular human seasonal influenza and of influenza-like illness. Symptoms include fever (above 100°F or 37.8°C), lethargy, cough, lack of appetite, sore throat, chills, body aches, headache, and fatigue. Some people with swine flu have reported runny nose, nausea, diarrhea and vomiting.

People who experience a fever of 100°F and one or more symptoms should call their doctor or clinic. Plan to provide the following information: types of symptoms you are experiencing; recent travel to Mexico; contact with someone who may have influenza.The incubation period for swine flu, as with other strains of influenza, is two to seven days, according to public health officials.

If you have flu symptoms, stay home, and when you cough or sneeze, cover your mouth and nose with a tissue. Afterward, throw the tissue in the trash and wash your hands. That will help prevent your flu from spreading.

If your doctor suspects swine flu, he or she would be able to write you a prescription for Tamiflu drug.


Leave a Reply