There Is No Vaccine For Swine Flu Untill Now

Be carefull, because there is no vaccine for swine flu. Swine flu symptoms are similar to those of typical human seasonal influenza. High fever, lethargy, lack of appetite and coughing are common indicators. CPH reported some victims of swine flu have experienced runny nose, sore throat, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Swine flu is a respiratory illness of pigs caused by infection with swine influenza A virus (SIV) that can occasionally affect humans. The disease first came to attention in 1976 with the death of an army recruit from swine flu. Widespread fear then led to an often-criticized mass inoculation program in the United States that resulted in illnesses and deaths.

"It's a new virus. Plans are under way to try to develop one, but it will be months before a vaccine is available," Tilgner said.

Columbus Public Heath has issued the following tips to avoid the flu:
* Stay informed;
* Cough into a sleeve or cover nose and mouth with a tissue when coughing or sneezing and dispose of the tissue thereafter;
* Wash hands often with soap and water, especially after coughing or sneezing. Alcohol-based hand sanitizers are also effective;
* Avoid touching the eyes, nose or mouth;
* Try to avoid close contact with sick people; and
* If you get sick, CPH recommends staying home from work or school and limiting contact with others to keep from infecting them.