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.
A Glossary of Swine Flu Terms
A glossary of terms related to the H1N1 "swine flu" virus.
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 Virus (Swine Flu): Symptoms, Causes, Tests, Treatments, Prevention
Learn about the H1N1 flu virus (swine flu), including what causes it, and its symptoms, tests, treatments, and prevention.
Flu Vaccine Tip Sheet
Flu shots are a good idea, especially before the winter holidays. WebMD provides you with a handy tip sheet about the flu vaccine.
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 (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: 10 Things Not to Do
Read about 10 things not to do to avoid swine flu -- including swine flu parties and counting on face masks for swine flu prevention.
Swine Flu Q&A: What Parents Need to Know
WebMD talks to pediatricians for answers to common questions parents have about the H1N1 swine flu.
Slideshows & Images
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? Learn about symptoms, treatments, vaccines, and more.
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.