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Is there one absolute symptom that diagnosis swine flu from seasonal flu?

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lollie69 Wed 05-Aug-09 09:52:31

Does anyone know?

As there would normally be a lot of seasonal flu going round I wondered if there was a 'distinct' difference between the two?

This would help us from automatically thinking SF when little one gets sick.

Thanks for your replies

yummymummy310 Wed 05-Aug-09 13:08:52

In my opinion I would say the 2 distinguishing features between flu and swine flu is it attacks the respiritory system in some people more aggressively and a lot more kids and younger people are getting it. My eldest started with symptoms Thursday night (2 weeks last Thursday) and by Friday night less than 24 hours later we were in A&E with her she could hardly breathe. I had difficulty breathing and a secondary chest infection afterwards x

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