Swine influenza, a type of influenza that primarily affects pigs, is a public health concern due to its ability to occasionally infect humans. On 27 November, the United Kingdom Public Health Agency (UKHSA) announced the discovery of the first human case of swine flu in the United Kingdom. But the question is whether people in Spain should also worry about the “pesky pig”?
it is in United kingdom The detected virus A(H1N2) is a known strain that causes symptoms similar to those of the Coronavirus Seasonal influenza. The discovery of this case underscores the importance of continuous monitoring of infectious diseases and understanding their modes of transmission to prevent future outbreaks. Below we analyze the symptoms, Transportation methodMeat consumption and vaccination against this virus.
to Symptoms of swine flu in humans They are generally similar to those of seasonal influenza. This includes Fever, cough, sore throat, muscle aches and fatigue. However, the range of symptoms of the disease can be very wide, from asymptomatic to asymptomatic cases. Acute pneumonia Even in extreme cases leave. Because many mild or asymptomatic cases can go unnoticed, it is difficult to determine the true prevalence of this disease in humans.
In severe cases this is possible Swine flu It leads to serious complications such as pneumonia or even acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). This could lead to Intensive care treatment With fans. Secondary bacterial lung infections can also occur.
Most cases infection he met Swine flu Act immediately after Contact with infected pigs. This can happen on pig farms and slaughterhouses during processing pork Or when in contact with contaminated surfaces. People who have no direct contact with Pigs It can also become infected through contact with a person infected with this disease.
despite of Swine flu Usually it’s not easy While up while It spreads, and there are exceptions. For example, during an outbreak, people became infected through family members, medical staff, or others with whom they were in close contact. Longer contact over short distances in particular appears to increase the risk.
He. She Swine influenza virus It can survive for some time on surfaces and other objects. Therefore, transmission of infection through contact with contaminated door handles, tables or tools is also a possibility. Regular disinfection of commonly used surfaces can help prevent the spread of disease.
A frequently asked question is whether Eat pork and products derived therefrom Swine flu It can be transmitted to humans. According to current evidence, there is no risk of contamination from consuming these products if they are handled and prepared properly. He. She Swine influenza virus It is destroyed at a temperature of 70 degrees, which corresponds to the recommended conditions for cooking pork And other meat.
Swine flu It cannot infect humans directly through eating pork Or other animal products. The virus is killed when food is heated enough, such as when cooking, baking and frying. Therefore, eating contaminated meat is safe if it is prepared properly.
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