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The symptoms of human swine flu usually cause short-term illness similar to seasonal flu. Symptoms may include:
Stay home if you have flu-like symptoms
If you have flu-like symptoms, you should stay at home and not attend work or school. Young children should be kept home from child care. Drink plenty of fluids and rest.
Severe pneumonia is a dangerous complication
Human swine flu, like seasonal flu, can make underlying medical conditions worse. A potentially life-threatening complication of human swine flu is pneumonia (a type of lung infection). Some of the symptoms of pneumonia may include:
How the human swine flu virus is spread
The ways in which human swine flu can spread include:
Pig farmers can be infected directly from infected pigs – for example, by handling sick pigs and not washing their hands.
Swine flu is not spread by eating pork
The swine flu virus is not spread through food products. It is safe to eat pork, bacon and ham. The World Health Organization advises that swine influenza has not been shown to be transmissible to people through eating pork and pork meat products, even in those countries where there has been a major outbreak of human swine flu.
Eating properly handled and cooked pork and other pork products is safe.
Consult with your doctor as soon as you start to feel unwell with flu-like symptoms. You should call ahead to alert medical staff before attending your appointment. If your doctor suspects you may have human swine flu, the medical staff will wear gloves and masks and will isolate you from other patients to reduce the risk of passing the virus on to other people.
Diagnosis methods may include:
Looking after yourself
Self-care instructions for a person with human swine flu are the same as for seasonal flu: