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There are everyday actions people can take to stay healthy and avoid swine flu.
Swine flu is a respiratory disease of pigs caused by a type A influenza virus that regularly causes outbreaks of influenza among pigs. The flu viruses do not normally infect humans, but human infections with swine flu do occur. Public health officials have determined that this strain of swine flu virus spreads from human to human and can cause illness.
The symptoms of swine flu in people are similar to the symptoms of seasonal flu in humans and may include:
There are everyday actions people can take to stay healthy and avoid swine flu:
If you get sick, CDC recommends that you stay home from work or school and limit contact with others to keep from infecting them.
For more information contact your local or state health department:
Center for Disease Control
California Department of Public Health
World Health Organization
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