Humans contact swine flu (H1N1 flu) just like any other flu: from other humans by touching something with the virus on it and then touching their eyes or mouths. There is no risk of transmission from pigs or any pig-related products.
Swine influenza is a contagious respiratory disease that affects pigs, caused by a type-A influenza virus. Outbreaks in pigs occur year-round While swine flu causes regular outbreaks in pigs, people usually are not struck by swine flu. However, there have been instances of the virus spreading to people — and then from one person to another. The only difference is that transmission in the past did not spread beyond three people — as it has done this time.
The virus spreads the same way the seasonal flu does. When an infected person coughs or sneezes around another person, the latter is put at risk. People can become infected by touching something with the flu virus on it and then touching their mouth, nose or eyes. An infected person can pass the virus to another before any symptoms even develop.
Swine influenza is a contagious respiratory disease that affects pigs. It is caused by a type-A influenza virus. Outbreaks in pigs occur year-round.
It seems as though you are safe with your pet pig, as long as he/she is clean and healthy and clear from her swine community. How long have you had him/her? If it’s been for quite some time and you haven’t contracted any flu, chances are you are safe.
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