The H1N1 flu virus is dominating the news right now. There is so much information out there that it’s difficult to know what’s the most important.
Here’s what to know:
The H1N1 virus is contagious and is spread mainly from person to person through coughing or sneezing by infected people. Sometimes people may become infected by touching something – such as a surface or object – with flu viruses on it and then touching their eyes, mouth or nose.
The symptoms of novel H1N1 flu virus in people include fever over 100 degrees, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headache, chills and fatigue.