The pandemic H1N1 flu (originally called
) is a respiratory infection. It has spread to humans and has reached the level of a pandemic. A pandemic is a worldwide outbreak. Here is more information on the pandemic H1N1 flu:
Experts are preparing for the effects of the pandemic H1N1 flu. Fortunately, in the United States, the pandemic H1N1 virus has caused symptoms no worse than the typical
. Nevertheless, as the weather turns cold and the virus increases its activity, your doctor may recommend antiviral medicines.
Antiviral medicines may be helpful in treating the pandemic H1N1 flu. But unless you are in a high-risk group or have a severe illness, you may not need them. Check with your doctor. Antiviral medicines used to treat the pandemic H1N1 flu include: