Swine influenza or swine flu is nothing new. The affect of swine flu can be traced back as early as 1918. The type of virus that caused this flu to human back then was associated with H1N1 . It was also common in pigs. However, the 2009 flu outbreak is due to a new strain of subtype H1N1 not previously reported in pigs. Therefore, it is little mysterious where exactly this type has came from. While waiting for the appropriate vaccine becomes available, we have to take very good care of our personal hygiene. We should all do the following things
1. Wash you hand and keep it clean as much as possible.
2. Even though the strain of this virus is not directly associated with pig but it could be transmitted to/from pigs easily, therefore it's better to avoid direct contact with live pig. And while cooking the meat it should be cooked properly.
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