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Asian Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Year : 2018, Volume : 8, Issue : 3
First page : ( 165) Last page : ( 171)
Print ISSN : 2231-5705. Online ISSN : 2231-5713.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2231-5713.2018.00027.2

A Review article on Swine Flu

Konakanchi Sowmya, Darak Rahul, Keerthana Sandagalla Lipi, Kumar Saranya Arun, Monica Bayyaram1, Unissa Rahamat1,*

1Malla Reddy College of Pharmacy, Osmania University, Maisammaguda, Dhulapally, Secunderabad, Telangana, India

2Malla Reddy Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, J.N.T University, Maisammaguda, Dhulapally, Secunderabad, Hyderabad, Telangana, India

*Corresponding Author E-mail: srunissa@gmail.com, syedaunissa37@gmail.com

Online published on 24 October, 2018.

Abstract

Swine flu, also called Hog or Pig Flu, is an infection caused by any one of the several types of Swine influenza virus (SIV). It is common throughout pig population worldwide. Until nowonly people who were in the direct contact with pigs were observed to get swine flu. But, H1N1 virus is a new swine flu virus and it contains the genetic material of swine, bird and human influenza virus. H1N1 influenza or swine flu is a contagious disease that is caused by the influenza virus. Infection with the H1N1 influenza virus can result in severe illness and life threatening complications. Symptoms of H1N1 flu are similar to those of the common flu and scientists are actively studying the situation to better understand its range of symptoms and how it is spread. The intensity of this disorder can be lowered by diagnosing and taking proper treatments.

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Keywords

Swine flu, H1N1 influenza, life-threatening, common flu.

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