H1N1 Swine Flu Directory
H1N1, or swine flu, is back. It first appeared during the 2009 flu season and quickly caused fear and confusion around the world. The virus spreads when you touch an infected surface or breathe cough and sneeze droplets in the air. If you are infected, you can be contagious for up to 10 days. The symptoms are the same as the seasonal flu -- cough, sore throat, and body aches. Young children, pregnant women, and older adults are more likely to develop complications. Tamiflu and Relenza can treat or prevent swine flu. But an annual flu shot is your best bet against this virus. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how you get H1N1, how to treat it, and much more.
Swine Flu and Pregnancy
If you're pregnant, be proactive about swine flu. Take action to help prevent it and guard against serious problems for you and your baby.
Swine Flu and Chronic Conditions
If you have a chronic health condition like asthma or diabetes, you need to take extra care to protect yourself from swine flu. Here's how.
H1N1 Flu: Interim Guidance for People With Heart Disease, Stroke, or Cardiovascular Disease
This article is important for people with heart disease, stroke, and cardiovascular disease who get the H1N1 swine flu.
A Glossary of Swine Flu Terms
A glossary of terms related to the H1N1 "swine flu" virus.
Swine Flu Symptoms - What Is Swine Flu - H1N1 Influenza A - Swine Flu Treatment
Swine flu frequently asked questions including "What is H1N1 swine flu?", "What are the symptoms of swine flu?" and "What are the treatments for swine flu?" - From WebMD
Swine Flu and Pregnancy
The risks of swine flu in pregnant women are higher, but WebMD provides guidelines for preventing infection and what to do if you suspect you’ve been exposed to swine flu.
Swine Flu (H1N1) and Face Masks
WebMD discusses face masks to prevent swine flu (H1N1) including whether they're necessary, where to buy them, and which type to buy if you do.
Swine Flu and Travel: 6 Tips
Tips to keep in mind about H1N1 swine flu and travel.
Slideshows & Images
Slideshow: Natural Cold and Flu Remedies
Can using a Neti pot relieve the sinus pain and congestion associated with cold and flu? Does echinacea shorten the duration of a cold? WebMD explores which natural cold and flu remedies really work.
Slideshow: Foods for the Flu
Photos of top foods for when you have the flu. WebMD shows you soothing, nutritious foods to try at home to help you feel better as you treat flu symptoms.
Slideshow: Immune-Boosting Foods
See foods that may help build your immune system to help you stay healthy and fight illness. Featuring nutritious and antioxidant-rich fruits, vegetables, and more.
Slideshow: Do I Have the Flu?
Ready for flu season? WebMD shows you all about flu treatment, flu symptoms, prevention, and more.