What to Know About the H1N1 Influenza (Swine Flu) in Costa Rica

Costa Rica News – It has been reported in Costa Rica that there have been 10 Deaths From AH1N1 virus and there are 54 patients in 4 hospitals that have been diagnosed with the swine flu.  But what do you need to know about this virus?
Swine flu is a highly contagious respiratory disease in pigs caused by one of several swine influenza A viruses (see the image below). Transmission of swine influenza viruses to humans is uncommon. However, the swine influenza virus can be transmitted to humans via contact with infected pigs or environments contaminated with swine influenza viruses.
Signs and Symptoms
Manifestations of H1N1 influenza are similar to those of seasonal influenza. Patients present with symptoms of acute respiratory illness, including at least 2 of the following:



Sore throat


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