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Swine Influenza and You

December 22, 2014

What is swine flu?

Is this swine flu virus contagious?

What are the signs and symptoms of swine flu in people?

How does swine flu spread?

How can someone with the flu infect someone else?

What should I do to keep from getting the flu?

Are there medicines to treat swine flu?

How long can an infected person spread swine flu to others?

What surfaces are most likely to be sources of contamination?

How long can viruses live outside the body?

What can I do to protect myself from getting sick?

What is the best way to keep from spreading the virus through coughing or sneezing?

What is the best technique for washing my hands to avoid getting the flu?

What should I do if I get sick?

How serious is swine flu infection?

Can I get swine influenza from eating or preparing pork?

Content Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Belize Medical Associates advises the general public that if you have flu-like symptoms, kindly advise the clinic nurse immediately as you may be at risk for Swine flu. You will be required to wear a mask and seen promptly by a doctor.