Swine Flu Facts

App score: 61/100 About the Orcha review

Swine flu, also known as the H1N1 virus, is a relatively new strain of an influenza virus that causes symptoms similar to the regular flu.

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Platform: Android

Cost: Entirely Free

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Condition(s) this app helps

  • Cough

Description

Swine flu, also known as the H1N1 virus, is a relatively new strain of an influenza virus that causes symptoms similar to the regular flu. It originated in pigs but is spread primarily from person to person.
Some people are at higher risk for becoming seriously ill if they’re infected with swine flu. These groups include:
• adults over age 65
• children under 5 years old
Swine flu is very contagious. The disease is spread through saliva and mucus particles. People may spread it by:
• sneezing
• coughing
The symptoms of swine flu are very much like those of regular influenza. They include:
• chills
• fever
• coughing
• sore throat
• body aches
• fatigue
• diarrhea
• nausea and vomiting
Most cases of swine flu don’t require medication for treatment. You don’t need to see a doctor unless you’re at risk for developing medical complications from the flu. You should focus on relieving your symptoms and preventing the spread of the H1N1 to other people.
The best way to prevent swine flu is to get a yearly flu vaccination.


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App score: 61/100

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Reviewed on: 17 September 2018 (Independently reviewed for us by ORCHA)

  • General Information
Data Collection

Because this App doesn't collect Data there is minimal risk to your privacy and confidentiality from the use of this App.

Professional Assurance

It wasn't clear from our review that a suitably qualified professional or organisation was involved in the Apps development.

It wasn't clear from our review how regularly the advice and guidance given by the App was reviewed and updated by relevant professionals.

Testing

It wasn't clear from our review that the App had been through end user testing as part of its design and development.

Customisation

The App does provide customisable features.

End User Capacity

The App does provide support for users with poor sight.

The App does provide support for users with hearing difficulties.

Support

The App doesn't appear to have a clear approach to dealing with user issues.

Cost

The App is entirely free to use.


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