H1N1 Flu

Questions and Answers: Human Swine Influenza from Health Canada

  • How many people have been affected so far in Canada?
  • What are the symptoms of human swine flu?
  • How is human swine flu spread?
  • Are all cases of human swine flu severe?
  • How can I protect myself from getting human swine flu?
  • Does Canada plan to implement any travel restrictions to the United States and Mexico?
  • If I have been to the affected areas of Mexico and/or the U.S. and I am feeling sick what should I do?
  • Where can I go to get more information?

Swine influenza frequently asked questions

  • What is swine influenza?
  • What are the implications for human health?
  • Where have human cases occurred?
  • How do people become infected?
  • Is it safe to eat pork meat and products?
  • What about the pandemic risk?
  • Is there a human vaccine to protect against swine influenza?
  • What drugs are available for treatment?
  • What should I do if I am in regular contact with pigs?
  • How can I protect myself from getting swine influenza from infected people?

Human Swine Flu in California

The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) has learned of two cases of human swine flu in California. No cases or clusters of human swine flu have been reported in Canada.

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