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Dr. Michael Schmidt from MUSC on Swine Flu

MUSC clinicians and researchers are actively monitoring the swine flu epidemic, linking their efforts to others at a state and national level. While concerned, we are prepared to respond to cases arising in the local area.

In this podcast, MUSC Professor of Microbiology and Immunology Dr. Michael Schmidt discusses the swine flu epidemic. Influenza is generally a serious illness, causing approximately 36,000 deaths each year. This particular strain of flu is quite contagious, and one in five of those exposed will contract the typical symptoms of flu: fever, respiratory symptoms, and muscle aches. Additionally, some will develop diarrhea or nausea. The symptoms typically appear 1-4 days after exposure, but the individual may be contagious to others before symptoms arise. Young children and those who are immunocompromised are at particular risk with this strain of influenza.

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