H1N1 swine flu symptoms are similar to regular flu symptoms which include:
Diarrhea and vomiting can also happen to some people with swine flu. But though symptoms are visible, still it cannot be diagnosed by mere symptoms as these symptoms can happen for many other diseases also. A rapid flu test can be done, but the accuracy of the test depends on the quality of manufacturer, the sample collected from patient and also the amount of virus present in the sample.
Besides the above listed symptoms, there may be few neurologic symptoms seen in children. These can also occur in case of seasonal flu. Though very rare, these cases can be fatal and severe.
Though it is unclear as to why such symptoms occur but it is speculated that children who are treated with Aspirin for a viral infection may develop Reye’s syndrome. Reye’s syndrome is the root cause for certain neurologic disorders.
Certain category of people like children younger than 5, adults older than 65 years and pregnant women are at higher risk of infection related complications.
There are some warning signs, following which there should be immediate test and treatment. These warning symptoms are: