Swine Flu is contagious. One needs to take extra care if infected with the virus.
Swine flu or H1N1 is a disease occurred to pigs many years ago. Humans who were infected years ago had direct contact with pigs. But over the years people started getting infected with the virus, though not had any direct contact with pigs. However the name of the disease continued as the virus originally was detected in pigs.
2009 is the year where we saw swine flu spreading fast across the world. World Health Organisation categorized it under pandemic. Though the disease does not spread as fast as it was in 2009, it still scares people.
The common symptoms of the disease are like that of a common flu. Cough, sore throat, fever, body aches, chills, sneezing etc. However, the one affected may have vomiting sensation and could throw up.
The virus spreads very similar to that of common flu virus. When a infected person sneezes or coughs a small portion of virus is released into the air. And those who are in the vicinity who breathes the same air is prone to get infected.
Children are more prone to get infected by this virus. It is advised that one should take extra precaution and remember to seek medical help at the earliest.