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judyl326
judyl326 asks:
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Whatis the big difference between the regular flu and swine flu;is swine flu more contagious?

Member Added on Sep 18, 2009
if someone is living with a family member diagnosed with H1N1 is the non-sick family member safe to be around or are they contagious too?
In Topics: H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu)
> 60 days ago

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Windy1
Windy1 , Child Professional, Parent writes:
The regular flu is composed of different genetic types than the swine flu. The so-called swine flu is actually now known to be made up of human, avian and swine flu viruses that have recombined into a new strain.

It spreads in the same way as seasonal influenza – through direct contact (being within one metre of an infected person) or indirect contact (touching a contaminated surface).

for more information, see link below.

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