Coloured TEM of swine influenza virions. Swine flu is a respiratory disease of pigs caused by type A influenza viruses. This H1N1 strain also contains genetic material from bird and human influenza viruses and is able to spread from human to human. These characteristics give the virus potential to cause a pandemic. Symptoms are similar to those of regular human flu and include fever, cough, sore throat, body aches, headache, chills and fatigue.
On the morning of March 11, 1918 a Private at Fort Riley, Kansas reported to the hospital complaining of flu-like symptoms. By noon over 100 more fellow soldiers had joined him. It's believed that these were the first cases of the 1918 influenza epidemic, later dubbed The Spanish Influenza. From there it spread quickly, following American soldiers traveling to the front. By the end of 1918 it had killed between 20-30 million people worldwide, making it even deadlier than World War I itself.
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Native to the rocky soils of the sunny Mediterranean, thyme offers us powerful and aromatic medicine in a small package. Taken as a tea or tincture, thyme is a valuable ally for addressing poor digestion and easing the symptoms of colds or influenza.