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.
What Is the Flu?
Learn more from WebMD about the flu, including causes, symptoms, types, risk factors, treatment, and prevention.
Do you know how you might feel with flu symptoms? Learn more about the symptoms of flu and what to expect.
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.
A Glossary of Swine Flu Terms
A glossary of terms related to the H1N1 "swine flu" virus.
Prevent Flu: Steer Clear of Sick People
WebMD shows you how to prevent the flu, including swine flu, by washing your hands, avoiding those who are sick, and more.
What to Do If You Get the Flu
So what do you do when someone in your house has the flu? Here’s a countdown for your flu-fighting days.
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.
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.
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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.
Swine Flu Slideshow
WebMD answers frequently asked questions about the H1N1 swine flu, including what causes it, how it is spread, and how it is treated -- and what you can do to help prevent the spread of swine flu.
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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.