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What is swine flu?
Swine Influenza (swine flu) is a respiratory disease of pigs caused by type A influenza viruses that causes regular outbreaks in pigs. People do not normally get swine flu, but human infections can and do happen.
Last week the CDC activated its Emergency Operations Center to augment the CDC ongoing investigation of human cases of swine influenza A (H1N1). As of Monday, April 27th, 2009, 40 human cases of this novel virus infection have been identified in the United States.
CDC is working very closely with officials in states where human cases of swine influenza A (H1N1) have been identified, as well as with health officials in Mexico, Canada and the World Health Organization.
This document provides interim guidance and will be updated as needed.
Swine influenza A virus infection (swine flu) can cause a wide range of symptoms, including fever, cough, sore throat, body aches, headache, chills and fatigue. Some people have reported diarrhea and vomiting associated with swine flu. People with swine flu also can have vomiting and diarrhea. Like seasonal flu, swine flu in humans can vary in severity from mild to severe.Severe disease with pneumonia, respiratory failure and even death is possible with swine flu infection.
This is an official CDC Health Advisory
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April 25, 2009, 3:00 EST (03:00 PM EDT)
Human cases of swine influenza A (H1N1) virus infection have been identified in the U.S. in San Diego County and Imperial County, California as well as in San Antonio, Texas. Internationally, human cases of swine influenza A (H1N1) virus infection have been identified in Mexico.Investigations are ongoing to determine the source of the infection and whether additional people have been infected with similar swine influenza viruses.