Sample date: October 25, 2014

A mix of sun and cloud. Wind becoming west 20 km/h gusting to 40 this morning. High 18. UV index 3 or moderate.

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H1N1 Flu Virus

This page was reviewed or revised on Friday, October 14, 2011 1:47 PM

What is H1N1 flu?

H1N1 flu virus is a strain of the influenza virus that usually affects pigs, but which may also make people sick. H1N1 flu virus is a respiratory illness that causes symptoms similar to those of the regular human seasonal flu.

Symptoms include headache, chills and cough followed by fever, loss of appetite, muscle aches and fatigue, runny nose, sneezing, watery eyes and throat irritation. Nausea, vomiting and diarrhea may occur in adults as well as in children. In more severe cases, or in people with chronic conditions, complications such as pneumonia may develop.

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