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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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Fri, 26 Jan 2018 17:33:36 GMT

Washington Post

This flu season is on track to be the worst in nearly a decade
Washington Post
“Baby boomers have higher rates of hospitalization than their grandchildren right now,” Jernigan noted with surprise. It's not clear why this is happening. Officials say one possibility may be the mix of viruses circulating this season and the ...
This Flu Season Is the Worst in Nearly a DecadeNew York Times
Stay home if you're sick — flu activity now highest since 2009 swine flu
CDC: This flu season worst since 2009 swine flu pandemicThe Hill
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Mon, 12 Mar 2018 05:34:33 GMT

Times of India

Fairer sex more likely to succumb to swine flu virus | Jaipur News ...
Times of India
Chances of death due to swine flu is higher among females comparing it to their male counterparts.

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Tue, 06 Mar 2018 08:56:12 GMT

H1N1 swine flu kills one in Hungary: MTI agency - Reuters
A man has died of the H1N1 flu virus in a hospital in Hungary, national news agency MTI said on Tuesday, quoting regional daily Eszak-Magyarorszag.

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Wed, 07 Mar 2018 09:18:31 GMT

Kenya Broadcasting Corporation

Swine Flu confirmed in Nanyuki; one dead
Kenya Broadcasting Corporation
The Ministry of Health in Laikipia County has issued an alert after samples taken from patients suffering from flu confirmed presence of A1 H1N1 Prototype 9 Influenza Virus.
One dead after H1N1 swine flu outbreak in LaikipiaCitizen TV (press release)
Nanyuki baby dies, health officers confirm Swine Flu in Kenya ...PulseLive Kenya (satire)
One die, 60 infected with Swine Flu in NanyukiThe Star, Kenya

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Tue, 06 Mar 2018 17:07:39 GMT

The Verge

This year's deadly flu made the quest for a universal flu shot more urgent
The Verge
They also stand to solve a big public health problem because the flu can be serious, even fatal. This year, the flu sent a record number of people to the hospital and killed at least 114 kids in the US alone. Children, the elderly, the ...

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 02:31:36 GMT

Women and babies in isolation after Dochas swine flu case -
Five female prisoners and their babies have been quarantined at the Dochas Centre in Mountjoy Prison after a fellow inmate tested positive for swine flu.
Mothers and babies are isolated after swine flu diagnosis at
Five people in isolation following suspected SWINE FLU

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Sun, 18 Mar 2018 07:01:12 GMT

Could you be a virus super-spreader?
Here's the scary thing: it isn't a matter of if it will happen, but when. At some point in the future – possibly the very near future – Britain will be hit by a deadly pandemic, and its impact could be utterly devastating. We probably won't immediately ...

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 00:59:08 GMT

Daily Mail

Hold back that sneeze! You might be a flu super-spreader - Daily Mail
Daily Mail
Researchers at Imperial College London have discovered that some people are biologically predisposed to be highly infectious when they catch a cold or flu virus.

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Wed, 21 Feb 2018 08:56:54 GMT

Business Standard

Swine flu in Rajasthan: 88 dead, 976 test positive for H1N1 virus in ...
Business Standard
Read more about Swine flu in Rajasthan: 88 dead, 976 test positive for H1N1 virus in 2018 on Business Standard. Earlier on January 20, Rajasthan Health director VK Singh Mathur said that the health department is "well equipped" to control the situation.
swine flu cases: Jaipur becomes swine flu capital of country with 578 ...Times of India
MLAs queue up to test for swine flu as virus spreads in JaipurHindustan Times
Rajasthan had the most swine flu cases in 2018, finds central government
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Sat, 17 Mar 2018 02:00:57 GMT

Free Press Journal

Mumbai: BMC distributes 100 vaccines to peripheral hospitals to ...
Free Press Journal
Mumbai: In a first of its kind initiative, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has started giving training to staff from eight peripheral hospitals regarding when to give swine flu vaccine to patients. A senior health official said they have ...

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