Swine influenza is also called swine flu, hog flu, and pig flu refers to the influenza caused by those strains of this virus called swine influenza virus (SIV). Transmission of swine influenza virus from pigs to humans is not common and often only resulting in the production of antibodies in the blood.The flu outbreak in 2009 in humans, known as "swine flu", is due to a new strain of the influenza A virus subtype H1N1.On April 30th 2009, Mexican ‘s were found to have a symptoms of suffering from a new disease and 8 of them were died. After the medical research, it is found that the new virus has entered into the humans from the pig. This virus has spread very fast in 12 countries and killing hundreds of people in a short period.
The world health organization has declared that the new disease ‘Swine Flu’ is caused by pigs and made a pandemic alert. Different countries have started takings precautions of medical test in the airport for not entering the virus in their countries. If any person is found to have the symptoms of Swine Flu disease, then they are kept under Medical observation.
The symptoms of swine flu disease are sore throat, body aches, headache, fever, chills, cough, fatigue vomiting and diarrhea. It is observed that the people, especially farmers who are close to the pig in farms get infected easily. Anti viral drugs are used as the treatment for the swine flu disease. The pig which is infected by Swine Flu disease has the symptoms like sneezing, coughing, difficulty breathing, lethargy, decreased appetite and fever. The best way of not infecting the swine flu disease is that using a mask, when dealing with the pigs and the infected person.