Some Facts of Swine Flu

  • Pork and other pig-derived products (like ham, sausages, etc) if properly handled and cooked do not transmit swine flu as the flu virus is killed by cooking temperature of 160 degree F (70 degree C)
  • As per research studies, any new virus which is able to spread from an animal to a person and then spread from person to person – is always a source of concern as such virus when in human to human transmission can continue to mutate making it difficult to treat
  • Studies also say that a new strain of the flu virus can spread faster because people do not have natural immunity and the development of vaccine to such virus may take months
  • If you have any symptoms then it is advisable to refer to your doctor at the earliest as an early treatment is found to be effective in the cases of swine flu

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