Another Teen Dies from the Swine Flu

A teen from Naperville, Illinois teen died recently from H1N1, or more commonly referred to as Swine Flu. Michelle Fahle was healthy and only 14-years old when she suddenly got sick. Michelle is one of the 76 children who have died from the disease since April, according to the Centers for Disease Control. To put things in perspective, between 46 and 88 children have died in the past three years from the normal flu.flu

The symptoms usually associated with H1N1 are:
– fever
– nasal congestion
– body aches
– headaches
– sore throat
– nausea
– vomiting
– diarrhea Read the rest of this entry »

Swine Flu: Protecting Yourself on Campus

Just as colleges and universities begin classes, the CDC reports that incidence of Swine Flu has increased in some places, mostly notably the Southeast. Experts have long been warning that a second round of the pandemic is imminent once the school year begins again. To date, the virus has killed 500 Americans.swine flu vaccine

So before you back your bags to head back to school, here’s what you need to know about this virus and how you can stay healthy:

What is the Swine Flu virus?

The virus, which is medically referred to as the H1N1 influenza A virus, affects primarily pigs. But recently a strain was transmitted to humans and now this very contagious virus is being passed all around the globe.

What are Swine Flu symptoms?

The Swine Flu produces flu-like symptoms such as fever, sore throat, body aches, cough and malaise. Read the rest of this entry »


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