The H1N1 virus, more commonly known as ‘swine flu’, is a strand of influenza that has plagued mankind for decades (although it reached its peak in 2009). Although it’s well managed these days, if you are unlucky enough to catch it, the healing process can be very difficult.

Afrikaans singer, Pieter Koen, recently revealed that his son battled with a bout of H1N1

Speaking to Huisgenoot, Koen told the story of his son, Jayden’s battle with the virus, adding that the eight-year-old even had to be hospitalised in order to heal from the influenza virus.

Koen added that Jayden was able to heal relatively quickly, but his eldest son Jouvan contracted the virus soon afterwards. Both are now healthy and fit

Do you know anyone who has had a swine flu experience?

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