Manifestations of swine influenza are similar to those of seasonal influenza. Patients present with symptoms of acute respiratory illness, including at least 2 of the following:
- Sore throat
- Body aches
- Chills and fatigue
- Diarrhea and vomiting (possible)
Persons with these symptoms should call their health care provider promptly. If an antiviral agent is warranted, it should ideally be initiated with 48 hours from the onset of symptoms . The duration of illness is typically 4-6 days.
- CDC. Swine Influenza (Flu). Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Available at http://www.cdc.gov/swineflu/index.htm. Accessed April 28, 2009.
- CDC. Guidance for Clinicians & Public Health Professionals. http://www.cdc.gov/swineflu/guidance/. Available at http://www.cdc.gov/swineflu/guidance/. Accessed April 27, 2009.
- CDC. Interim Guidance on Antiviral Recommendations for Patients with Confirmed or Suspected Swine Influenza A (H1N1) Virus Infection and Close Contacts. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Available at http://www.cdc.gov/swineflu/recommendations.htm. Accessed April 28, 2009.
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