Swine Flu H1N1

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Swine Flu Symptoms

Most swine flu cases are mild, with symptoms similar to those of seasonal flu whilst only a small number of people have had more serious symptoms.

If you or a member of your family has a fever or high temperature (over 38°C/100.4°F) and two or more of the following symptoms, you may have swine flu:

  • unusual tiredness,
  • headache
  • runny nose
  • sore throat
  • shortness of breath or cough
  • loss of appetite
  • aching muscles
  • diarrhoea or vomiting

What to do if you feel unwell?

NFS2If you have the above symptoms and are concerned that you may have swine flu, stay at home and check your symptoms using the online National Pandemic Flu Service. This is a new online service that will assess your symptoms and, if required, provide an authorisation number that can be used to collect antiviral medication from a local collection point. For those who do not have internet access, the same service can be accessed on:

  • Telephone: 0800 151 3100
  • Minicom: 0800 151 3200

Phone your GP if:

  • you have a serious existing illness that weakens your immune system, such as cancer,
  • you are pregnant,
  • you have a sick child under one,
  • your condition suddenly gets much worse, or
  • your condition is still getting worse after seven days (five for a child).

For more information on the National Pandemic Flu Service go to Flu service: Q&A.

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