Did You Have the Swine Flu?
Many people are speculating that they may have had the H1N1 virus, or Swine flu, and not have known they had the virus. This is very possible according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). The virus has been circulating in Mexico for at least 2 months as of April 2009, and possibly more. It is likely that the flu was here in the United States as well. The H1N1 virus took a couple of months to really hit the Mexican people hard and begin causing fatalities.
There is widespread speculation as to why the virus has not taken the same toll on the American people as it did on the Mexicans. Some experts feel it could be simply the state of health care in Mexico, or the lack thereof. Others feel that the lack of sanitation in areas of Mexico could be responsible for the widespread viral attack. Still others feel that Mexico City is so overpopulated that it is not an unusually large number of cases for this region to suffer during influenza outbreaks. Either way, the H1N1 (Swine flu) virus has been around for awhile in both Mexico and the United States, and if you were recently ill with flu-like symptoms including diarreah, vomiting, coughing and fever, then you certainly may have had the Swine flu.