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Swine influenza (also swine flu) refers to influenza caused by any strain of the influenza virus endemic in pigs (swine). Strains endemic in swine are called swine influenza virus (SIV). Swine flu is common in swine and rare in humans. People who work with swine, especially people with intense exposures, are at risk of catching swine influenza if the swine carry a strain able to infect humans. However, these strains rarely are able to pass from human to human. Rarely, SIV mutates into a form able to pass easily from human to human. The strain responsible for the 2009 swine flu outbreak in humans (a strain of influenza A virus subtype H1N1) is believed to have undergone such a mutation

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1 Overhyped The sky is falling! The sky is falling!
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2 It's just the flu!! Go drink OJ, eat soup, and get some rest!
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3 Day 1 Sucked from the start.
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4 US Ignored the Threat Should have shut border, closed public places.
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5 Never Boned Still rocks.
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1 Just another Chicken Little-type scenario foisted on the population, and some thin-skinned hypochondriacs freaked out. Yawn. -- Submitted By: (BigAl) on November 12, 2010, 7:30 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
2 I agree Mele. Reeks of high hell if you ask me. Yeah, being careful not to get it was important, but at the same time, you would of thought the way they were hyping the Swine Flu, you would of thought it was the Spanish Influenza or something. -- Submitted By: (PYLrulz) on March 26, 2010, 12:49 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
3 I knew maybe one person who had it and was done in a few days. Now it's March, it's all blown over, and I STILL see TV spots saying "you can still get the swine flu" and "you may be worried that the shot can GIVE you the swine flu" (Yeah, that's why I didn't get it. Very perceptive.) Reeks of engineered hysteria. -- Submitted By: (MeleKalikimaka) on March 25, 2010, 1:41 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
4 I've had it. It sucks. It hit me much faster and harder than anything I've ever had before. The real danger with it is that it's highly contagious (spreads through the air whereas regular flu spreads through contact), hits faster and causes more severe symptoms. A healthy young person can fight it off; if you're very young, old or have a compromised immune system it can kill you very easily. As in, much more easily than regular flu. Since I can guarantee that, if you go out in public, you'll bump into someone who either fits one of those three categories or is in regular contact with someone who is, take precautions. You know, wash your hands thoroughly, don't rub your eyes right after touching a common area (such as stair banisters) and if you can get a vaccine for free, do so. A little precaution on your part won't hurt and it can prevent unnecessary deaths and suffering. -- Submitted By: (Maskdt) on January 7, 2010, 10:59 pm - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
5 Finally someone agrees with what I was thinking! The swine flu is JUST THE FLU. It is ridiculous how overhyped this is. -- Submitted By: (MacFan95) on December 31, 2009, 10:59 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
6 Im sure SARS and West Nile Virus would have something to say about all the doom and gloomers of Swine Flu. -- Submitted By: (PYLrulz) on December 14, 2009, 2:49 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
7 Then you better stop sleeping with pigs. -- Submitted By: (shanequia) on December 14, 2009, 9:42 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
8 the next morning after a hook up, I do worry about swine flu a little -- Submitted By: (bullman) on November 26, 2009, 6:40 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
9 Truth be told, I'm not scared of it. At all. This is merely another strain of flu in addition to the thousands of strains of flu out there already. 400 cases and only 1 death in the US? Overhyped beyond all reason! Compare that to the tainted peanut butter which killed more people than that and faded very quickly from the news. Of course, I'm still going to wash my hands and cover my mouth when I sneeze. It's hygiene. -- Submitted By: (Robert) on May 6, 2009, 12:36 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
10 I'm old enough to remember the FIRST Swine Flu back in the mid-70's in which everyone panicked over something that proved far less dangerous than initially reported. I'm praying that this proves to be the case for the New Millenial version! -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on May 6, 2009, 7:38 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
11 This stupid flu boned from the beginning, like there would ever be a flu that rocked. The way this thing was treated boned. I agree with them closing the schools as a precaution. What bones is the press constantly talking about this and stirring up fear. Vice President Biden going on television and saying he wouldn't travel on public transportation boned as well. People need to realize that when they say things on television where it's heard by millions, things can be impacted. This silly flu scare has cost people money by impacting the travel and tourism industries. -- Submitted By: (JoeBagODonuts) on May 5, 2009, 6:10 pm - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
12 Even if the borders were closed, there'd still be Mexican immigrants who sneak into the United States, whether they are infected with the flu or not. This is one reason why there are immigration laws: the immigrants may be infected with serious diseases that can spread like wildfire. -- Submitted By: (Robert) on May 3, 2009, 1:14 pm - (1 votes) - Login to Vote

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