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INFLUENZA FLU (H1N1)

DESCRIPTION

There are three types the influenza virus, also known as the flu. The types are Type A, Type B, and Type C.
Types A and B are the most common types of the virus that about 20 percent of the human population contract. 
Type C Influenza is still a flu but has less severe symptoms  

LOCATION

Influenza is very common world wide
Winter is the peak time for people to contract influenza, but cases have been seen between October and May. 

CAUSE

Type A Influenza is found in birds and other animals such as 
Ducks
Chickens 
Pigs
Horses
Type A Influenza can be broken down in to strains such as 
Influenza A (H1N1)
Influenza A (H3N2)
Influenza is very common in the US and world wide
Type B influenza has now replaced Influenza Type A H1N1 virus and is commonly referred to as 2009 H1N1
Type B Influenza is an airborne virus and has been reported to be spread from 6 feet away
Type C Influenza is mild and isn’t believed to cause epidemics

SYMPTOMS

Influenza symptoms in animals are close to those that a human experiences especially in pigs. These symptoms include:
Fatigue
 Fever
Chills
Coughing
Body aches
Runny/stuffy nose
Sore throat
Vomiting (more commonly seen in children)
Diarrhea (more commonly seen in children)
Sweats 
Headache

TREATMENT

An antiviral drug may be prescribed to help treat flu illnesses.
Antiviral drugs help fight bacterial infections in the body

PREVENTION  

Getting a flu shot is one way to help prevent Type B Influenza 
Antiviral drugs will be prescribed after symptoms of the flu virus are present to help shorten the duration of the symptoms
Type A influenza can be avoided by staying away from dead poultry and other infected animals.
Type A influenza can not be prevented by the seasonal flu shot but it will help fight a co-infection
● Prevention for Type B starts with getting the flu vaccination. Some will argue the effectiveness of the flu vaccine. Antiviral drugs are used secondarily once symptoms have occurred. These antiviral medications will help reduce symptoms by a few days and can also be used to treat pneumonia. 

HANDLING ANIMALS    

People who work with poultry are more likely to contract Type A Influenza 
Wash hands often when handling poultry 
Wear protective gear such as gloves 

OTHER FACTS

The flu is contagious up to a day before you experience any symptoms
Extra precautions should be taken to prevent the flu in children, the elderly, and people who have a lowered immune system