Symptoms of H1N1 (Swine Flu)

Hi. I’m Dr. Joe Bresee
with CDC’s Influenza Division. I’m here to speak with you today about the symptoms
of swine-flu infections and what to do
if you get sick. Since March 2009, persons with infection caused by
a new strain of swine-flu virus have been identified in the U.S.
and other countries. It’s important
that people recognize the symptoms of swine flu and seek medical care
if necessary. For many years, we’ve known that swine flu
occasionally infects humans, so we know the typical symptoms
of swine flu. Symptoms are similar to the symptoms
of regular human flu and can include fever, cough, sore throat, body aches, headache, chills, or fatigue. Some people with swine flu have also reported diarrhea
or vomiting. In the past, severe illness such as pneumonia
or respiratory failure, as well as death,
has been reported with swine-flu infections
in people. Like seasonal flu, swine flu
may cause a worsening of underlying
chronic medical conditions. If you live in an area where swine-flu infections
have been reported and if you become ill
with flu-like symptoms, you may want to contact
your healthcare provider, particularly if you’re worried
about your symptoms. Your healthcare provider
will determine whether swine-flu testing
or treatment is needed. If you become ill and experience any
of the following warning signs, get emergency medical care. In children,
emergency warning signs that need
urgent medical attention include fast breathing
or trouble breathing, bluish skin color,
not drinking enough fluids, not waking up
or not interacting, being so irritable that the child
does not want to be held, fever with a rash, or flu-like symptoms
that improve but then return
with fever or worse cough. In adults,
emergency warning signs that need
urgent medical attention include difficulty breathing
or shortness of breath, pain or pressure
in the chest or abdomen, sudden dizziness, confusion, or severe
or persistent vomiting. People with swine flu
can infect others and could be contagious
as long as they are symptomatic and possibly
for up to seven days following the onset of illness. Children,
especially younger children, might potentially be contagious
for longer periods. Fortunately,
there are medicines that can be used
to treat swine flu. Antiviral drugs
are prescription medicines such as pills, liquids,
or an inhaler that fight against the flu
by keeping flu viruses from reproducing in your body. If you get sick, antiviral drugs
can make your illness milder and can make you feel better
faster. They may also prevent
serious flu complications. For treatment,
antiviral drugs work best if started within two days
of symptoms. CDC recommends the use of oseltamivir,
which is also called Tamiflu, or zanamivir,
which is also called Relenza, for the treatment or prevention of infection
with these swine-flu viruses. If you get sick with swine flu, CDC recommends that you
stay home from work or school and limit contact with others to reduce the chance
of transmitting the infection. Avoid touching
your eyes, nose, or mouth because germs can spread
that way. Cover your mouth and nose
with a tissue when coughing or sneezing. It may prevent those around you
from getting sick. For more information
about swine flu, visit

81 thoughts on “Symptoms of H1N1 (Swine Flu)

  1. yeah, while we were freaking out about the swine flu…corp America's banks were getting ready to fleece the tax payer.

  2. You are just the kind of robot like doctor I just do not trust. And it seems rightly so as the swine flu seems to have been a big scam

  3. @ctfam unfortunately im in the services like a idiot I got swine flu vac I have been sick for one whole month after swine flu vac .Wanna kno the kicker I caught swine flu b4 the shot and was only sick for 1 week.

  4. @PinksterGirlz It sucks my temp will go down to 99 then jump up to 101 them 102 it is crazy! It is sacry get your flu vaccine. I could have done that to prevent my problems.

  5. Humans don't need vaccines to be healthy. This hole vaccine for every little cough and sneeze is a scam itself. Stop Producing GMO foods and other foods with preservatives and artificial crap plus the water is filled with toxic chemcials like fluoride that has to change.Then Cancer and all these other diseases will then drop dramatically. We are fed crap so our bodies turn to a crap. It's common sense what needs to be done to be healthy and free of disease.

  6. the swine flu is noooo joke! had it temp went from 99 to 104 in an hour… laid in my bed for aboout 2 weeks… it was horrible

  7. Government Robot warning people of the symptoms of the eperdemic THEY are DELIBERATLY trying to cause.

    How easy it is for these CRIMINALS AND MURDERERS to SPRAY their man made viruses from an airplane!

  8. @SummerNites90265 Excuse me asking, but what area do you live? These viruses are being DELIBERATLY sprayed from planes, so you may have good grounds for a law suit.

  9. @rushin2 He is a doctor, and he's wearing a uniform because he holds the rank of Captain in the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps – one of the oldest of the USA's seven uniformed services.

  10. @kjnash432 He's wearing a uniform because he holds the rank of Captain in the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps. Thousands of PHSCC officer's work throughout the healthcare system in the United States, from local health clinics up to the Office of the Surgeon General (who holds the rank of Vice Admiral). PHSCC officers also respond to disasters, providing medical & dental care in areas where normal medical care services have been damaged or destroyed – such as the Gulf after Katrina

  11. How is this guy robotic? His voice isn't at all monotone, and he has a faint smile on his lips the whole time. Pause it and look at 0:03, for your 1st example.
    Also, yes he's in uniform, but why do people react to that badly? He's in uniform because of rank, and he looks very professional. My grandfather was a helicopter engineer and often ended up in uniform… I'm not terribly suspicious of him, lol.

  12. @Ambary2Shy no its not absurd. Smallpox where did it go? One thing is certain, it wasnt the vaccine that made it dissappear. Quarantining proved the most powerful method to irradicate the disease, those in charge of fighting against smallpox advocated discontinuing the shots becaause they didnt work. The rate of the disease declining has no correlation to the vaccine, the same is true of polio. Read the report from WHO in the 70s, I did, and those are the facts.

  13. @Ambary2Shy The reason that so many think they have to use vaccines is because the pharma industry makes a lot of money from them and spend millions on advertising to scare you in to doing it.

  14. @Ambary2Shy "Consider how it reduces the likelihood of getting a disease" It doesnt. That is the point and there is no scientific evidence to prove that vaccines work. If you examine the data, you will see that the rate of illnesses such as polio, smallpox were falling at the same rate prior to the introduction of vaccines. The reduction of many illnesses such as these and diptheria fell because of better health , hygiene and better food end of story.

  15. am i the only one that thinks swine flu is a man made disease?
    to try and kill us off? to scare us?


    or am i going mad? lol

  16. Another magnet for looney-tunes conspiracy comments. Really people, the government and big pharma have better conspiracies than this. Check out our pro-vaccine rap parody Immunize and vaccinate yourselves and your loved ones.

  17. Swine flu has been found to be in pork meat in the USA. Don't eat products made from swine. Leviticus 11:7
    And the swine, though he divide the hoof, and be clovenfooted, yet he cheweth not the cud; he is unclean to you.
    Deuteronomy 14:8
    And the swine, because it divideth the hoof, yet cheweth not the cud, it is unclean unto you: ye shall not eat of their flesh, nor touch their dead carcase.

  18. Since 911, world events have accelerated ,deceptive events of FEAR,once you realise how much fear these events are pointing too ,you can use your intuition to see ,where this fear is leading us too, its been so obvious to me that the media is so full of b/s and the lies are different at every level,we will never know the complete truth , but I feel the changes ,whats scary is can we stop the Agenda ?

  19. So 120 people get the swine flu & everyone wants wear a mask. But 2 million people have aids & still no one wants to wear condom?..:/

  20. There has been many flu viruses, but the swine flu came about just at the same time as the financial crisis, how uncanny that a flu that originated from one boy in Mexico can spread worldwide within weeks but in 2011 we hear no more about swine flu, the reason for that is it was created so the medical research funds wouldn't dry up due to people not donating money and Governments not providing funds for research. We were all conned including Governments so the money kept flowing.

  21. Hippocratic oath= I swear by Apollo the healer & take witness to all other gods that I will NEVER EVER hurt anyone in practice of medicine.. Now- where's the baby in 4 healthy baby visit? Hush little baby, don't U cry, Doc's gona inject U with formaldehyde. If that poison don't keep U sick, Doc's gona try another trick.. (Also includes aborted fetal tissue & aluminum in witch's brew) English word "Pharmacy" comes from Greek "Pharmakeia means witchcraft, poison, sorcery. Things still remain same

  22. Vitamin d cures the flu. Your body uses vitamin d to make AMP's which destroy viruses, bacteria, and cancer cells. The cofactors needed are magnesium and boron which can be obtained from leafy greens and nuts or seeds. Symptoms can be eliminated as quickly as 30 minutes.

  23. @pjojin0 Would you rather have people acting out the line "…some people with swine flu have also reported diarrhea or vomiting…"?

  24. Knowing how to approach epidemics like this flu virus helps us to panic less and do the right thing when it strikes.

  25. Many elderly, and even those who were taught by the elderly are continuing to learn coughing into their hands. It is hard to convince someone who grew up learning this practice to do it differently. We, adults, need to change that pattern. Mostly, young children will adapt easily. It's not ever too late to learn though! Repeat this pattern enough times and maybe even assisted living facilities will combat the spread of viruses, as much.

  26. One important detail is omitted, VITAMIN C. I have had many different viral infections (severe Flu about every seven years or so years), POST BACTERIAL INFECTION is the main problem with Flu and vitamin C with plenty of water will knock out most before they take hold. Why don't organisations such as CDC, EVER encourage supplementary care to conventional drug treatments, clearly you are aware of naturally occurring substances that support infection recovery as Pharma is constantly seeking to Patent them? Breastfeeding never mention breastfeeding and the advantages as to immunity and hydration. You just come across suss. Whats with the uniforms mmmmmmmm

  27. Always sending prayers of fast healing Mexico city in Mexico always deals with the swine flu history shows they have major pollution s in there air due to factory s pollution not like the USA

  28. I think it's possible to be a carrier, but that the load you carry may lessen over time depending on whether your immune system has been able to stabilise to more normal white blood cell behaviours. I was partially paralysed years back when I caught mine when visitng someone in an hospital, but I was already weak with migraines, diabetes mellitus and rotten wisdom teeth. I would have been the second case in that part of the country, but I followed the radio's advice and stayed home, stuck to a bed.

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