📩 13/03/2023 10:42
The H1N1 virus has become one of the diseases that many people wonder about on social media. For a time, H1N1, a deadly virus with the name "swine flu", which killed many people around the world, caused extensive measures to be taken. The virus, whose spread was reduced by vaccination and treatment, was transmitted to many people around the world. So, how is the H1N1 virus transmitted, what are the symptoms? What is the deadly H1N1 virus?
H1N1 or swine flu is a type of viral infection Influenza (flu). Swine flu is considered a type of flu virus that occurs in pigs and can also be transmitted by humans.
Swine flu is transmitted through the respiratory tract and produces respiratory symptoms. For example, swine flu symptoms may include high fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, and muscle aches. Swine flu can be prevented and treated with the help of vaccines and antiviral drugs.
What Causes H1N1?
H1N1 flu is considered a strain of influenza viruses transmitted by humans and pigs. Swine flu is transmitted through the respiratory tract and can be transmitted to others when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or spreads germs into the air while talking.
Also, since the swine flu virus may have come into contact with surrounding objects, it can also be transmitted by touching or breathing in these objects.
What Are the Symptoms of H1N1?
The symptoms of swine flu are the same as other common types of flu. As with all types of flu, some people are at higher risk of serious illness, especially those with underlying health conditions. The main symptoms of swine flu are:
- Throat ache,
- Widespread body pain
- Shortness of breath,
- chills, shivering,
- Rarely, diarrhea, nausea and vomiting.
- feeling tired
H1N1 flu is more severe in those with chronic illness. Severe disease can cause death as a result of lung infection (pneumonia) and respiratory failure.
In some patients, lung, sinus and ear infections may occur during or after the flu due to bacteria.
In the presence of symptoms such as prolonged and difficult to control fever, general condition disorder, respiratory distress, a doctor should be consulted. Blurring of consciousness, difficult breathing is a sign of need for immediate intervention.