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Swine Diseases That Are Contagious To Humans

You May Eat a Swine Disease

Pigs that we eat might be affected by swine diseases. A swine disease or swine flu is a respiratory viral diseases found in pigs, but sometimes be transmitted to humans in some cases, and can cause epidemics (a widespread outbreak of the disease) or pandemics (a widespread outbreak over a wide geographical area). The swine diseases can be spread to humans from direct contact by coughing, sneezing, hand shake or contaminated surfaces. People who have direct contact to pigs are more prone to having the swine flu.

A Pandemic Swine Flu in your Community

Recently, the swine flu has been almost pandemic to different Asia Pacific countries. This swine virus is known as H1N1, in most countries is reported to be fatal disease because of the weather that triggers it causes it to spread faster.


There are three influenza viruses that causes human flu namely Influenza C (which infect both humans and pig), Influenza A (known as swine flu such as A H1N1, H1N2, H2N3, H3N1 and H3N2) and Surveillance (a system in the zoo, where active disease surveillance and other exotic animals have broad susceptibilities).

Remembering Swine Disease

It is very hard to distinguish if a person has a seasonal flu or a swine flu, since there symptoms are almost the same. A person with swine flu may have sudden onset of high fever, lethargy (drowsiness or profound sleep), lack of appetite and coughing. Some people would also have a running nose, sore throat, diarrhea, nausea and/or vomiting, depending on the their health condition.


When the swine flu was reported to be almost pandemic, United States Officials ordered the manufacturing of the swine flu vaccine and launched a mass immunization program to people. However, the pandemic outbreak just vanished mysteriously as it appeared.


The spread of the swine flu became almost pandemic swine (H1N1) vaccine and seasonal flu vaccine has been launched for people with or without swine diseases, yet, people with egg allergies should not take these two vaccines because both are made of eggs. When a person, with egg allergy, is sick or swine flu strikes, go to a doctor right away in order to be treated with other alternative medications or medicine.

Remedy if Symptoms Persist

A person that has been infected by the swine virus, should consult a doctor right away even with swine vaccine or seasonal vaccine to prevent worsen of the disease. Give the patient healthy foods rich in fiber such as apple (with skin), raspberry, banana, orange, pear (with skin), strawberries and raisins. Drink a lot of water to prevent dehydration and get enough rest to preserve your energy. In addition, always do proper handwashing before and after eating.


Dealing with swine disease will not be cured by running from one place to the other, places without incidents reported because it runs by nature. It could be a zoonoses disease because originally, it comes from an animal that spreads through nature. You just have to be realistic, never to panic and be focused in dealing with it. All you have to do is stay fit and keeps the swine diseases away from your fences.

By Cryogene Clooney, published at 02/04/2012
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