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So is type A influenza the H1n1 flu?

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Asked by boogernoodle at 10:13 PM on Oct. 25, 2009 in Health

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  • Who cares? Seriously, there are more flu strains than anyone will ever realize.

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:14 PM on Oct. 25, 2009

  • Type A influenza can be both the seasonal flu or the H1N1 flu. The only way to find out for sure is to have an H1N1 test and those cost like $300 so not many people are actually tested for H1N1.

    Answer by sassyhettel at 10:15 PM on Oct. 25, 2009

  • I think the H1n1 flu thing is WAY blown out of proportion too.I read another post on CM that was saying the two were the same thing.Both of my kids had type A last season and they were sick with high fevers and nausea,body aches etc.Just wondering if it offered any type of natural immunity.

    Answer by boogernoodle at 10:22 PM on Oct. 25, 2009

  • There are different strains of Type A. The swine flu is a type A. If you have type A it is not definate you have the swine flu. Also those quickie tests in the doctors office is not definative. You have to send them off to be cultured. There are false results with those tests. So in answer to your question swine flu is type A, if you have Type A does not mean you have swine flu.

    Answer by SEEKEROFSHELLS at 10:45 PM on Oct. 25, 2009

  • Just don't get immunized for it. Apparently a lot of doctors are saying they threw it out there way to fast without doing research and is now causing neurological problems. Just a precaution

    Answer by Heidikans at 12:14 AM on Oct. 26, 2009

  • no. it's considered the flu, not the swine. I work in the medical field and I test many people that and some have come back with this result; per MD it's not swine unless it's type B.

    Answer by cditren at 8:33 AM on Oct. 26, 2009

  • This vaccine is not safe. It hasn't been adequately tested, and it contains adjuvants such as Thimerisonl (contains mercury) and squalene (responsible for Gulf War Syndrome).

    If you weigh both sides of this issue and look at independent testing (not done by pharm co. as they are looking to profit greatly) you will see that the run of the mill flu kills more than swine flu and that there are many DANGEROUS ingredients in the H1N1 vaccine that have documented life altering, and in some cases deadly, side effects. I beg you to please read all you can, pray and use plain common sense to avoid exposing your family or yourself to this vaccine. 


    Answer by Chickie12 at 11:56 AM on Oct. 26, 2009

  • THINK ABOUT IT: you will be fined and possibly imprisoned over not allowing the shot.. SOMETHING IS WRONG HERE!! We live in the USA, forced inoculations? Does this sound right to ANYONE? Don't be naive to think the gov't wouldn't allow it if it wasn't safe~ this has been blown up to cause hysteria. Follow all procedures you normally would to avoid getting sick and you will be fine. My step sister got swine flu. She was sick for 4 days with regular flu symptoms just a higher temp so was in the hospital for one of the days. This was two months ago. SHE IS FINE. "

    Some people WILL die from this, of course. People die from the flu every year. THINK!


    Answer by Chickie12 at 11:58 AM on Oct. 26, 2009

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