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Facts: October 21, 2009

What are the symptoms of swine flu in humans?

The symptoms of swine flu in people are expected to be similar to the symptoms of regular human seasonal influenza and include fever, lethargy, lack of appetite and coughing. Some people with swine flu also have reported runny nose, sore throat, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.

What are the emergency warning signs?
In children
*       Fast breathing or trouble breathing
*       Bluish skin color
*       Not drinking enough fluids
*       Not waking up or not interacting
*       Being so irritable that the child does not want to be held
*       Flu-like symptoms improve but then return with fever and worse cough
*       Fever with a rash
In adults
*       Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
*       Pain or pressure in the chest or abdomen
*       Sudden dizziness
*       Confusion
*       Severe or persistent vomiting

You should seek immediate medical attention if you experience any of these emergency warning signs.