In this issue . . .
Q: Should we be concerned about swine flu?
A: Stories of “swine flu” have dominated news outlets this week, hearkening back to outbreaks of SARS and bird flu in years past. Are we in for a pandemic? What are we to think? What is swine flu, how dangerous is it, and is there cause for real concern—or is this just media hype?
Swine flu is a Type A influenza virus, meaning it can infect not only people, but also a variety of animals. The symptoms of swine flu are those of other types of influenza, and include fever, body ache, extreme fatigue, sore throat, dry cough, and lack of appetite. Some also report having a runny nose, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. Symptoms show up within a few days after the initial infection. Individuals may be contagious both before and after they show symptoms, and some infected individuals may never show symptoms.
Human infection is usually a result of a human having direct contact with an infected pig. The human may then transfer the infection to another person—or even back to a pig.
Answers in Genesis strived to publish a balanced article that informs our readers about swine flu without fueling hype or paranoia. Read more at Swine Flu—Cause for Concern?
News to Note Quick Look
Darwin’s got the flu: Swine flu—both the virus itself and the associated paranoia—seems to be sweeping the world. Is it evolution in action? Read more.
A wimpy asteroid: The widely taught model of dinosaur extinction doesn’t line up with the latest fossil findings. Read more.
Also: CSI: Ice Age, (dis)proving evolution; another stem cell breakthrough; and don’t miss . . . . Read more.
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