Swine flu

Symptoms and vacine

So what is Swine flu?

First of all Swine flu is a virus not a bacterial infection or bug. This means that any doctor cannot prescribe you with an anti-biotic because it simply won't work. It takes around two weeks to clear if not sightly more, but not to worry this pamphlet will tell you the symptoms and about the vacination.

The sypmtoms of Swine flu

  • unusual tiredness
  • headache
  • runny nose
  • sore throat
  • shortness of breath or cough
  • loss of appetite
  • aching muscles
  • diarrhoea or vomiting
  • How to get the vacination

    To get the vacine simply ask your GP. The vacine is an injection that contains a small amount of the virus. This makes you amune system aware of the virus so if you did catch it your body would already know it and penetrate it.

    It is a small injection but if you have a nut allergy doctors advise you NOT to get the vacine as it can trigger a reaction, mild or severe.

    A person recieving the vacine

    The virus under a microscope

    A poster encouraging you to get the vacine