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How long does it take to develop swine flu symptoms?

How long does it take to develop swine flu symptoms?

The known incubation period for H1N1 swine flu ranges from 1 to 4 days, with the average around 2 days in most individuals, but some individuals, it may be as long as 7 days. The contagious period for adults starts about 1 day before symptoms develop and lasts around 5 to 7 days after the person develops symptoms.

What are the signs and symptoms of swine flu?

The signs and symptoms of swine flu are similar to those of infections caused by other flu strains and can include: Fever (but not always) Chills Cough Sore throat Runny or stuffy nose Watery, red eyes Body aches Headache Fatigue Diarrhea Nausea and vomiting

When to see a doctor for swine flu?

The signs and symptoms of swine flu are similar to those of infections caused by other flu strains and can include: Flu symptoms develop about one to three days after you’re exposed to the virus. It’s not necessary to see a doctor if you’re generally healthy and develop flu signs and symptoms, such as fever, cough and body aches.

Can a person get swine flu from a pig?

Swine flu (H1N1 flu) Print. Technically, the term “swine flu” refers to influenza in pigs. Occasionally, pigs transmit influenza viruses to people, mainly to hog farmers and veterinarians. Less often, someone infected with swine flu passes the infection to others.

How many people have died from swine flu?

Direct transmission of a swine flu virus from pigs to humans is occasionally possible (zoonotic swine flu). In all, 50 cases are known to have occurred since the first report in medical literature in 1958, which have resulted in a total of six deaths.

What are the symptoms of the swine flu?

What are swine flu symptoms? Symptoms of H1N1 swine flu are like regular flu symptoms and include fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, body aches, headache, chills, and fatigue. Many people with swine flu have had diarrhea and vomiting.

The signs and symptoms of swine flu are similar to those of infections caused by other flu strains and can include: Flu symptoms develop about one to three days after you’re exposed to the virus. It’s not necessary to see a doctor if you’re generally healthy and develop flu signs and symptoms, such as fever, cough and body aches.

Swine flu (H1N1 flu) Print. Technically, the term “swine flu” refers to influenza in pigs. Occasionally, pigs transmit influenza viruses to people, mainly to hog farmers and veterinarians. Less often, someone infected with swine flu passes the infection to others.

When did the swine flu hit the United States?

The H1N1 swine flu virus appeared in the U.S. in April 2009 and never went away. After sweeping the globe, U.S. H1N1 swine flu cases surged as schools opened in the fall. What is H1N1 swine flu? What can we do about it? WebMD answers your questions.