The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warns people to take recommended precautions when interacting with pigs and avoiding in contact with them that appear ill.
Lagundi, a five-leaved chaste plant is a common backyard shrub in the Philippines, and is is one of the ten herbal medicines available in the country recommended by the Department of Health (DoH) as an effective herbal medicine with proven therapeutic value.
There are 3 types (A, B and C) of the influenza virus that can cause flu. Each has subtypical strain. H1N1 is a strain of the type A virus. H1N1 is what epidemiologists call a “triple reassortment” virus because it combines genes from different flu viruses, viral strains that normally affect pigs (swine flu), along with birds (avian flu) and human flu strains.
In a tropical country like the Philippines, abrupt changing of weather conditions not yet in time for dry to wet season or vise versa is uncommon. Out of the blue, people may soon find out that they have the colds or the flu virus to contend with them.