Differences between regular and Swine flu (h1n1)
- The 2009 swine flu outbreak in humans is due to a new strain of influenza A virus subtype H1N1 that contains genes closely related to swine influenza
- Swine Flu (Influenza A h1n1) is particularly affecting young people (4 to 35 years old) as the regular Flu which mainly affects elders and young children.
- Symptoms are very similar to normal Influenza with some variances. See swine influenza symptoms
- There are no traces of this kind of Influenza in humans immune system, so that makes it hard for the body to fight it with out help of medicines. See Swine influenza medicines
- Swine flu is more aggressive to the respiratory and digestive systems.
On images above you can see that the viruses are very similar but some differences can be noted. These differences on the cell's structures make the immune system unable to identify and fight the Swine Flu.
You may ask: Are there any effective medicines?