Can I get it from eating pork? No.
What are the symptoms?They're similar to more common strains of influenza: fever, lethargy, lack of appetite and coughing. Some people also report coming down with a runny nose, sore throat, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.
What measures can we take to protect ourselves and our families? It basically boils down to exercising plain old common sense. Wash your hands frequently. Cover your cough. Stay away from sick people. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. If you get sick, stay home so you don’t spread germs to others, and call for advice from your physician who will then decide what treatment is needed.
I hope this helps decrease some of your anxiety re the flu.
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