Influenza A virus subtype H1N1 is the most common cause of flu in humans. Some strains of H1N1 are endemic in humans, including the strain responsible for the 1918 flu pandemic which killed 50–100 million people worldwide. Other strains are endemic in pigs and in birds.
A new H1N1 virus strain is responsible for the outbreak first detected in Mexico in March 2009. It appears to be a reassortment of 4 strains, 1 endemic in humans, 1 in birds and 2 in pigs. Although called swine flu due to it predominantly containing swine strains, the World Organisation for Animal Health has proposed the name North American influenza because this new strain in its entirety has not been found in swine. This strain was formally declared as a global flu pandemic by WHO after an emergency meeting on 11th June 2009.
Swine flu news and headlines from around the web.
Lists a large collection of fact sheets, news reports, FAQs, blog entries, journal articles, and book chapters about the disease and its control.
Information about pandemic(H1N1) influenza. Includes current status news, epidemiology, symptoms, prevention, and fact sheets.
British Medical Journal Group presents flu learning modules, news, blog, podcasts, and resources.
Provides information on flu, its symptoms and prevention, getting vaccinated and statisics for the state. Includes links to CDPH, CDC and WHO information.
Provides information in general and for specific groups, what to do to stay healthy, situation updates, vaccine status, and online resource material. From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
News, overview, selected reading list and resources, provided by The Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy.
Information about the flu from EBSCO's evidence-based resources for physicians, nurses, and patients.
Article by Michael Stuart Bronze, MD with history, current outbreak information, symptoms, prevention, treatment, and testing.
Includes symptoms of the illness, infection treatment and prevention, vaccine history, test, slideshows, disease history, and doctor's perspective.
Official European Union website provides news, statistics and graphs, documents, information and advice including antivirals and vaccines, and updates on what the European Commission is doing.
Tracking map of the latest alerts around the world and in the U.S.
Provides newsroom, eduational resources, vaccination information, and statistics.
Collaboration of clinicians and researchers working in intensive care units around the world. Aims to improve the care of patients with severe H1N1 infection through clinical research into its natural history and optimal treatment.
Offers a series of articles about different aspects of the disease.
Overview covers swine flu symptoms, tests, treatment, risk factors, assessment of the pandemic, expert answers to questions, complications, and prevention.
Provides facts on swine flu (swine influenza A H1N1 virus) history, symptoms, how this contagious infection is transmitted, prevention with a vaccine, diagnosis, treatment, news and research.
Provides information on this disease with news, facts and available treatments.
Infectious disease news from across the globe.
Fact sheet with cause, information about current outbreak, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention.
A series of news articles, features stories, research and forums from the medical and science magazine.
Ongoing coverage from a medical perspective includes news, research, surveillance updates, policy, publications and background material.
Provides news, signs and symptoms, prevention, caring for others, and information for health professionals.
Provides information on this strain of influenza that caused a flu pandemic in 2009-2010. Includes details of symptoms, causes, treatment and pregnancy.
Background information including FAQ, official statements, media releases, the disease situation and pandemic phases.
Includes surveillance data, advise, guidelines, posters, articles, and reports.
Portal providing links to information on the 2009 outbreak of this disease.
Presents fact sheets, FAQ, symptoms, prevention, vaccine information, facts for specific groups, provinces, and territories, webcasts, media room, and preparedness guide.
Provides a world map showing reported cases, compiled using data from official sources, news reports and user-contributions.
Blog about the spreading of the H1N1 virus, public feelings and the government's efforts. The sources are newspaper cuttings, press releases from the Italian Ministry of Health and reports from WHO, CDC and ECDC.
Features investigations in the state, videos, press releases, and factsheets for the public and for professional health care workers.
Graphical heat-map and time-line showing reported instances around the globe.
Provides information on federal and state responses, antiviral medication, vaccination, and guidance for professionals. Includes international resources and veterinary resources.
Extensive guide to web resources including latest news, maps, when to see a doctor, and educational resources for children. Provided by the University of Iowa Libraries.
Illustration of the virus and information on its molecular biology and replication.
Provides news, medical facts and practical advice.
Provides news, FAQs, guidance documents, situation updates, regional information. From the World Health Organisation, Global Alert and Response (GAR).
Latest news on the swine influenza situation in humans around the world.
Hyperlinked encyclopedia article about the global outbreak of the strain of influenza A virus subtype H1N1 identified in April 2009.
Peer-reviewed articles from the company's publications on the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and history of Influenza.
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