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    Feb 24, 2010, 11:28 AM
    How come that swine flu is now able to cause a pandemic?
    Even though both the classical swine flu and humans seasonal flu H1N1 originate from Spanish flu 1918.
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    Feb 24, 2010, 11:34 AM

    I'm not sure I'm understanding your question. I thought the H1N1 flue going around this year was a newer strain?
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    Feb 27, 2010, 01:42 PM

    Swine flue is able to cause a pandemic as it has mutated(changed) and is now able to infect humans.

    Swine flue is a disease that normally just infects pigs, but now it has been transferred to humans making a new version of the HINI type, which is very contageous, even some animals can catch it, all be it rare.

    I had swine flue last August and was given a course of Tamiflue, plus kept in isolation for over 2 weeks.

    The effects vary from person to person.. the biggest problem I found was the total exhaustion you feel, barley able to put one foot in front of the other.

    That feeling to a lesser degree does last for some weeks after.

    Lots of people have had it, many were not even aware, the symptoms were so slight,they just thought that they had a bit of a cold.

    Wouldn't want it again, although you can get it twice.

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