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<a> : pathogen: any small life form, such as a becterium oravirus, which can cause disease
<b> : Disease: illness of people animals, plant, caused by infection or fallure of health rather.
<c> : Infectious disease: can pass disease to other people.
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They both cause disease Acirus are pathogenic(cause disease)
Both contain genetic information

Swine flu

Type of micro-organism:

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Transmission of the disease:

To diagnose swine influenza A infection, a respiratory specimen would generally need to be collected within the first 4 to 5 days of illness (when an infected person is most likely to be shedding virus). However, some persons, especially children, may shed virus for 7 days or longer. Identification as a swine flu influenza A virus requires sending the specimen to CDC for laboratory testing.

Signs and symptoms:

The symptoms of swine flu in people are expected to be similar to the symptoms of regular human seasonal in flu and include fever, lethargy, lack of appetite and coughing. Some people with swine flu also have reported runny nose, sore throat, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.

Prevention and/or treatment:

If you are in England, you can get antivirals to treat swine flu without seeing your GP. If you are in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland, contact your GP or specific helpline. Reduce your risk of catching swine flu by following good hand hygiene – CATCH IT, BIN IT, KILL IT.

If you think you have swine flu
If you are in England and think you may have swine flu, check your symptoms online by visiting the new National Pandemic Flu Service website, or by calling 0800 1 513 100 (0800 1 513 200 for Textphone).
If you do have swine flu, you will be given a unique access number and told where your nearest antiviral collection point is.
'Flu friend'
Your 'flu friend' – a friend or relative who does not have swine flu – can use this number to pick up your antivirals for you. Your flu friend must show their own ID as well as yours.
Acceptable forms of ID include:
• a utility bill
• passport
• a credit or debit card
• driving licence
• NHS card
Contact your doctor
You should contact your doctor direct rather than using the National Pandemic Flu Service if:
• you have a serious underlying illness
• you are pregnant
• you have a sick child under one year old
• your condition suddenly gets much worse
• your condition is still getting worse after seven days (five for a child)
• Find a local GP Opens new window
• National Pandemic Flu Service Opens new window
• Common questions about swine flu - NHS Choices Opens new window
Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland
If you are in Scotland, England or Northern Ireland the advice is different.
Follow the 'information around the UK' link below.
• Information around the UK
Vaccine and medication
Swine flu is being treated with anti-viral drugs. A swine flu vaccine is expected to be available by August.
As swine flu is a new virus, a new vaccine had to be developed to deal with it.
The first batch of the vaccine is expected to be available by August, with 60 million doses of the swine flu vaccine expected to be available by the end of the year.
The government has ordered enough vaccine for the whole population, but to reduce the impact of swine flu those at greatest risk will be given priority.
Anti-viral drugs
Anti-viral drugs work by preventing the flu virus from reproducing - to be effective you need to take them within 48 hours of the onset of symptoms. This means the illness may be shortened by a day and reduce the risk of complications.
Read the section above, ‘if you have the flu’ before contacting your doctor about anti-viral drugs.

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