Symptoms of swine flu, during the 2009 pandemic, included fever, cough, runny nose, body aches, sore throat, chills and fatigue, and headaches.
Some also reported diarrhea and vomiting.
These symptoms are similar to those from the seasonal influenza.
People at high risk of serious complications from the H1N1 influenza A virus are not fully defined at this time.
The seasonal flu is usually more serious for the elderly, children, pregnant women, people who are immunosuppressed, and those with chronic medical conditions such as cancer, diabetes, and heart disease.
Because this flu pandemic may change over time, symptoms of swine flu and those at high risk may also change.
Emergency symptoms include difficulty breathing, rapid breathing, turning blue, severe or persistent vomiting, lethargy, irritability, dizziness, confusion, abdominal pain or pressure, or the return of a fever.
If you are infected or are experiencing symptoms of swine flu, please see your licensed health care provider immediately.
People preparing for this pandemic may want to improve their natural health and immune system with a healthy diet, exercise, drinking lots of clean water, stress reduction, and general hygiene.
It may also be possible to boost the immune system of healthy people with green tea.
Another study showed dramatically reduced illness among the elderly in a nursing home when they used a green tea gargle twice a day.
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This page last updated by Sharon Jones on January 24, 2013
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