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By Terence Stephenson

This name is appropriate for fogeys, and a person else who's concerned with swine flu. by means of the top of this 12 months, specialists estimate that as much as 30 in line with cent of youngsters within the united kingdom could have shrunk swine flu. but a scarcity of trustworthy information regarding the virus has left many fogeys fearful and careworn. This transparent and concise ebook offers the main proof approximately swine flu, and explains in simple and straightforward English what each dad or mum must learn about the virus. the writer, a number one determine within the box of kid future health, attracts upon his significant adventure to respond to the most urgent questions, together with: what's swine flu? simply how harmful is it? What are the indicators? What remedies can be found? Is swine flu extra risky in young children and, if this is the case, why? What will we study from prior pandemics? The ebook supplies transparent tips on the place mom and dad within the united kingdom may still opt for support and suggestion. additionally it is uncomplicated easy methods to support childrens steer clear of contracting swine flu, and an inventory of FAQs with transparent and down-to-earth solutions. This authoritative consultant is a must-read for any guardian who feels careworn approximately swine flu, or frightened approximately how top to guard their baby over the arriving months.

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A small viral protein, PB1-F2, seems to be one marker of how severe the disease will be in humans. It was present in the strains responsible for the 1918, 1957, and 1968 pandemics but the 2009 version of H1N1 does not carry it. 1976 Fort Dix USA (H1N1) An army recruit at Fort Dix died and four other soldiers were later hospitalized. The cause of death was a new strain of WHAT IS A PANDEMIC AND WHAT CAN WE LEARN FROM PREVIOUS PANDEMICS? 31 swine flu, a variant of H1N1. It was detected only from 19 January to 9 February and did not spread beyond Fort Dix.

Ideally use an electronic thermometer in the armpit. Failing that, an old-fashioned mercury in glass thermometer will do. Progress of the illness The incubation period (time from viral infection to onset of illness) of influenza is short and ranges from one to three days. What might a parent expect to see day by day? The WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF SWINE FLU? 39 progression of a viral illness can vary greatly between one child and another. • At first, the child may be non-specifically unwell, perhaps feeling cold and tired and not sure why.

Influenza-like illness was widespread among the pigs exhibited at the fair, and three quarters of the swine exhibitors tested positive for swine flu infection but no serious illnesses 32 SWINE FLU – WHAT PARENTS NEED TO KNOW were detected among this group. A small number of health care personnel who had contact with the patient developed mild influenza-like illnesses with laboratory evidence of swine flu infection. However, there was no wider outbreak. Direct transmission of a swine flu virus from pigs to humans is occasionally possible (called zoonotic swine flu).

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