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What is the difference between Enfluenza and the Swine flu? If u have the same simalar symptoms how do you know if its the swine or just the flu?

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Asked by snookieg at 2:13 PM on Nov. 5, 2009 in Health

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  • swine flu is just another strain of influenza. if you research it, there are over 30,000 atrains of the flu. the symptoms are close to the same and only the blood teat can tell the difference.

    Answer by cassie_m at 2:16 PM on Nov. 5, 2009

  • My kids got sick and I called the advice nurse at their pediatric clinic and what she told me is this: there's a gastrointestinal component to H1N1; basically, if they're throwing up or nauseated, and having diarrhea, you should them in right away. If not, it's probably just regular flu or a cold, check their temperatures and proceed as you normally would.

    Answer by SaraCVT at 2:18 PM on Nov. 5, 2009

  • Agree with Cassie. You don't need to know which strain of influenza it is. Treat symptomatically.

    Answer by obrn4u at 2:21 PM on Nov. 5, 2009

  • Read this and keep handy.


    Answer by Anonymous at 10:07 PM on Nov. 5, 2009

  • I've never known a flu that didn't have gastrointestinal components. They are treating all flu symptoms as the swine flu.

    Answer by motherofhope98 at 5:51 PM on Nov. 9, 2009

  • H1N1 is a strand of influenza A so basically there is no difference in symptoms. There is not really an outbreak of the most common strand of Influenza A right now so they (at least our hospital) are treating all cases of Infuenza A as H1N1 right now

    As for the gastrointestinal stuff... the flu is NOT an illness of the stomach, its a respitory infection. So dont think your child doesnt have swine if they dont have a stomach bug! Neither of my children had stomach crap going on when they had H1N1.

    Answer by Jaydin_Makenna at 10:22 PM on Nov. 12, 2009

  • Do a little research. This has been asked so many times and it could also easily be found on google.

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:11 PM on Nov. 14, 2009

  • This should not be in the "Adult Children" section.

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:18 PM on Nov. 14, 2009

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