Swine Flu (cont.)
Charles Patrick Davis, MD, PhD
Dr. Charles "Pat" Davis, MD, PhD, is a board certified Emergency Medicine doctor who currently practices as a consultant and staff member for hospitals. He has a PhD in Microbiology (UT at Austin), and the MD (Univ. Texas Medical Branch, Galveston). He is a Clinical Professor (retired) in the Division of Emergency Medicine, UT Health Science Center at San Antonio, and has been the Chief of Emergency Medicine at UT Medical Branch and at UTHSCSA with over 250 publications.
Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD
Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD, is a U.S. board-certified Anatomic Pathologist with subspecialty training in the fields of Experimental and Molecular Pathology. Dr. Stöppler's educational background includes a BA with Highest Distinction from the University of Virginia and an MD from the University of North Carolina. She completed residency training in Anatomic Pathology at Georgetown University followed by subspecialty fellowship training in molecular diagnostics and experimental pathology.
In this Article
- Swine flu (H1N1 and H3N2 influenza virus) facts
- What is the swine flu?
- How is swine flu transmitted? Is swine flu contagious?
- What is the incubation period for swine flu?
- What is the contagious period for swine flu?
- How long does the swine flu last?
- What causes swine flu?
- Why is swine flu now infecting humans?
- What are swine flu symptoms and signs?
- What tests do health care professionals use to diagnose swine flu?
- What types of health care professionals treat swine flu?
- What is the treatment for swine flu?
- What is the history of swine flu in humans?
- What are the risk factors for swine flu?
- Is it possible to prevent swine flu with a vaccine?
- Is it possible to prevent swine flu if the swine flu vaccine (or other flu strain vaccines) is not readily available?
- Are there home remedies for swine flu?
- Was swine flu (H1N1) a cause of an epidemic or pandemic in the 2009-2010 flu season?
- What is the prognosis (outlook) and complications for patients who get swine flu?
- Where can I find more information about swine flu (H1N1 and H3N2v)?
Where can I find more information about swine flu (H1N1 and H3N2v)?
For additional information see the following:
"Pregnant Women & Influenza (Flu)," CDC
"Influenza A (H3N2) Variant Virus," CDC
BBC News. "India swine flu death toll above 1,000 this year." Aug 24, 2017.
Switzerland. World Health Organization. "H1N1 in post-pandemic period." Aug. 10, 2010. <http://www.who.int/mediacentre/news/statements/2010/h1n1_vpc_20100810/en/>.
Switzerland. World Health Organization. "Influenza A(H1N1)." Apr. 24, 2009. <http://www.who.int/mediacentre/news/statements/2009/h1n1_20090429/en/>.
United States. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "Frequently Asked Flu Questions 2017-2018 Influenza Season." Updated: Apr 11, 2017.
United States. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "What You Should Know About Flu Antiviral Drugs." Jan. 5, 2017. <https://www.cdc.gov/flu/antivirals/whatyoushould.htm>.
United States. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "Influenza (Flu): Weekly U.S. Influenza Surveillance Report." Mar. 18, 2016. <http://www.cdc.gov/flu/weekly/>.
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