IM actually quite scared as there are friends of mine who are infected by the H1N1 virus this year. The 2009 H1n1 pendemic is a global outbreak of a new strain of influenza virus commonly known as  ‘swine flu’. The virus typically spreads from coughs and sneezes or by touching contaminated surfaces and then touching the nose or mouth.

Symptoms, which can last up to a week, are similar to those of seasonal flu, and may include fever, sneezes, sore throat, coughs, headache, and muscle or joint pains.

As the virus spreads easily between people, through the air or surface contact, those who get the flu are recommended to stay home from school or work and avoid crowds to avoid spreading the infection further.

IM quite scared as i now have more than half of the symptoms mentions above. I have everything except a fever and flu. The worst part is one of my classmates have already been infected. Is it just in my head, or is it really true. Im scared and i dont know who to turn to.



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