Ranchi, Jharkhand 14 March 2015 :: An Awareness programme for eradication of H1N1 flu (Swain flu) will be organized at Birsa Chowk, Ranchi, Jharkhand on Sunday the 15th March, 2015 by NGO “STAMBH” & Rotary Club of Ranchi South.
Information was given by Kunaal Sharma [ Secretary, STAMBH ]
Swine influenza, also called pig influenza, swine flu, hog flu and pig flu, is an infection caused by any one of several types of swine influenza viruses. Swine influenza virus (SIV) or swine-origin influenza virus (S-OIV) is any strain of the influenza family of viruses that is endemic in pigs. As of 2009, the known SIV strains include influenza C and the subtypes of influenza A known as H1N1, H1N2, H2N1, H3N1, H3N2, and H2N3. Swine influenza virus is common throughout pig populations worldwide. Transmission of the virus from pigs to humans is not common and does not always lead to human flu, often resulting only in the production of antibodies in the blood. If transmission does cause human flu, it is called zoonotic swine flu. People with regular exposure to pigs are at increased risk of swine flu infection.