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.

The human respiratory infection caused by a particular influenza virus H1N1

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strain — popularly known as swine flu — was first recognized in spring 2009. A few months after the first swine flu cases were reported, rates of confirmed H1N1-related illness were increasing in much of the world. And nao also constantly cases are being diagnosed again in 2019.

Causes-Influenza viruses infect the cells lining your nose, throat and lungs. The virus enters your body when you inhale contaminated droplets or transfer live virus from a contaminated surface to your eyes, nose or mouth.

You can’t catch swine flu from eating pork.

H1N1 flu signs and symptoms in humans are similar to those of other flu strains:

· Fever (but not always)

· Cough

· Sore throat

· Runny or stuffy nose

· Watery, red eyes

· Body aches

· Headache

· Fatigue

· Diarrhea

· Nausea and vomiting

H1N1 flu symptoms develop about one to three days after you’re exposed to the virus.

Risk factors
If you’ve traveled to an area where many people are affected by swine flu (H1N1 flu), you may have been exposed to the virus, particularly if you spent time in large crowds.

Swine farmers and veterinarians have the highest risk of true swine flu because of their exposure to pigs.


Influenza complications include:

· Worsening of chronic conditions, such as heart disease and asthma

· Pneumonia

· Neurological signs and symptoms, ranging from confusion to seizures

· Respiratory failure


In Homoeopathy there is a concept called Genus Epidemicus . This means is there is an epidemic and you take the symptoms of say 15 ailing people of an area , you will notice a common trend, based on that you give medication…. for the symptoms this medication then, if given to people of that area, can act as preventive medicine.

Some of the important remedies are given below-

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Rhus tox , bryonia ,merc sol , Eupatorium perf, gelsemium etc

The following measures also help prevent swine flu (H1N1 flu) and limit its spread:

Stay home if you’re sick  If you have swine flu (H1N1 flu), you can give it to others. Stay home for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone.

Wash your hands thoroughly and frequently Use soap and water, or if they’re unavailable, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.

Contain your coughs and sneezes Cover your mouth and nose when you sneeze or cough. To avoid contaminating your hands, cough or sneeze into a tissue or the inner crook of your elbow.

Avoid contact Stay away from crowds if possible. And if you’re at high risk of complications from the flu — for example, you’re younger than 5 or you’re 65 or older, you’re pregnant, or you have a chronic medical condition such as asthma — consider avoiding swine barns at seasonal fairs and elsewhere.

Reduce exposure within your household If a member of your household has swine flu, designate only one household member to be responsible for the ill person’s personal care