Symptoms: “The symptoms of swine flu in people are similar to the symptoms of regular human flu and include fever, cough, sore throat, body aches, headache, chills and fatigue. Some people have reported diarrhea and vomiting associated with swine flu. In the past, severe illness (pneumonia and respiratory failure) and deaths have been reported with swine flu infection in people. Like seasonal flu, swine flu may cause a worsening of underlying chronic medical conditions.”
For the latest updates and information about this outbreak, check out the CDC's swine flu web page.
“Obviously we need to be concerned any time there is a disease outbreak, but through effective action and good common sense we can protect ourselves and our families, and help contain the outbreak,” Congressman Dent said. “Given my home district’s proximity to New York, where numerous cases have been reported, I advise people to avoid panic but take precautions.”