Swine Flu are cases of influenza caused by a virus Orthomyxoviridae that are endemic in pig populations. Strain swine flu virus has been isolated to date have been classified as Influenzavirus C or subtypes of the genus Influenzavirus A.
Swine flu infects people every year and are usually found in people who come in contact with pigs, although it was also found cases of human to human transmission. Symptoms of the virus include fever, disorientation, stiffness in the joints, vomiting, and loss consciousness ending in death known to be caused by a swine flu influenza A subtype H1N1 virus H1N2, H3N1, H3N2, and H2N3.
In the United States, only the H1N1 subtype prevalent in swine populations before 1998. But since the end of Agusuts 1998, H3N2 subtypes have been isolated as well from the pigs.
How to Treat Swine Flu
Based on statements from the World Health Organization (WHO), that the way to treat swine flu or how to cure swine flu (influenza A H1N1 virus) does not require anti-viral drugs Tamiflu or Relenza to restore its condition. This is as reported by Reuters on Wednesday (13 / 5).
WHO health officer, Nikki Shindo said most patients can recover with rest and consume only liquids. He also insisted no need to provide antiviral drugs to all those who showed symptoms of flu.
WHO health officer, Nikki Shindo said that the UN will soon publish new guidance about how to care for patients with swine flu. “We will encourage the use of antiviral against high-risk groups,” Shindo said as released by Reuters. He thinks it would be better if the drug is stored for pregnant women and patients with special conditions such as patients who have heart disease or diabetes.
Shindo also deliver, at least about 10 percent of patients suspected of contracting swine flu are asked to visit the hospital. “I think it’s the right impetus” to the way the distribution of vaccines, including pandemic influenza, “said the Japanese woman’s doctor.
Nevertheless vaccine development is still needed to face the risk of a possible mutation of the virus further. Some experts anticipate when an antivirus that is widely used today can not defeat a virus that has claimed 63 victims died and 5915 people ill in 33 countries.