Name: H1N1 or Influenza A
AKA: Also goes by Swine Flu
Known Hangouts: In many cases, it was known to be an epidemic in the United States, Australia, and China.
Previous Record: The virus emerged in the spring of 2009. It takes about 2 weeks for your immune system to react to the virus. Every year thousands of people, primarily the elderly, die from the seasonal influenza. CDC estimated that between about 7,070 and 13,930 2009 H1N1-related deaths occurred between April and November 14, 2009. The mid-level in this range was about 9,820 2009 H1N1-related deaths.
I.D.: The H1N1 flu is caused by coming into contact with a complex virus called the H1N1 virus. Coccus Staphylo and is Gram positive.
M.O.: It infects a cell; its chromosomes essentially fall apart into a mess, which is copied to make more viruses that then enter the bloodstream to spread throughout the body. Symptoms: Stomach symptoms, such as nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea, also can occur but are more common in children than adults. Dry cough, sneezing, sore throat, headache, rapid onset fever (higher than 101 degrees F), muscle and joint aches, extreme tiredness, runny or stuffy nose, and chills. They show a few days after being infected.
Enemies: Vaccines usually don’t help. Most previous swine influenza human cases recovered completely without the need for medical attention. If you are infected, drink a lot of water, get a lot of rest, take it easy, and stay in bed for a few days. You can protect yourself by washing your hands, don’t get close to people who are sick, maintain a good diet, exercise, try to stay healthy, manage your stress.