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Swine flu virus

Novel influenza A (H1N1) is a new flu virus of swine origin that was first detected in April, 2009. This swine flu virus is infecting people and is spreading from person-to-person, sparking a growing outbreak of illness in the United States. An increasing number of cases are being reported internationally as well.

It’s thought that this swine flu virus A (H1N1) flu spreads in the same way that regular seasonal influenza viruses spread; mainly through the coughs and sneezes of people who are sick with the virus.

It’s uncertain at this time how severe this swine flu virus outbreak will be in terms of illness and death compared with other influenza viruses. Because this is a new virus, most people will not have immunity to it, and illness may be more severe and widespread as a result. In addition, currently there is no vaccine to protect against this swine flu virus. The US based Centre for Disease Control (CDC) anticipates that there will be more cases, more hospitalizations and more deaths associated with this new swine flu virus.

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