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What Is Swine Flu? How Is Swine Flu Treated?: “Swine flu (swine influenza) is a disease of pigs. It is a highly contagious respiratory disease caused by one of many Influenza A viruses. Approximately 1% to 4% of pigs that get swine flu die from it. It is spread among pigs by direct and indirect contact, aerosols, and from pigs that are infected but do not have symptoms. In many parts of the world pigs are vaccinated against swine flu.

Most commonly, swine flu is of the H1N1 influenza subtype. However, they can sometimes come from the other types, such as H1N2, H3N1, and H3N2. ”

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Wiley InterScience: Reference Work: The Cochrane Library 2009, Issue 2:

“There are several Cochrane reviews of the evidence relevant to different aspects of the prevention and treatment of influenza. These are listed below, organised into ways to reduce the spread of the virus, vaccination and interventions that have been assessed for its treatment.
Interventions to prevent the spread of the influenza viru

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