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Novel influenza A (H1N1) is a new flu virus of swine origin that was first detected in Mexico and the United States in March and April, 2009. The first novel H1N1 patient in the United States was confirmed by laboratory testing at CDC on April 15, 2009. The second patient was confirmed on April 17, 2009. It was quickly determined that the virus was spreading from person-to-person. On April 22, CDC activated its Emergency Operations Center to better coordinate the public health response. On April 26, 2009, the United States Government declared a public health emergency.

It’s thought that novel influenza 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.
Study finds vaccines to be successful in preventing pandemic flu

Study finds vaccines to be successful in preventing pandemic flu

Study shows how risk perception of flu vaccine differs between white and African American adults

Study shows how risk perception of flu vaccine differs between white and African American adults

High-dose flu vaccine appears to be effective at preventing post-influenza deaths among older adults

High-dose flu vaccine appears to be effective at preventing post-influenza deaths among older adults

New computer model recommends intervention strategies to mitigate pandemics

New computer model recommends intervention strategies to mitigate pandemics

News stories about public health can fall victim to third-person effect, study finds

News stories about public health can fall victim to third-person effect, study finds

Scientists develop 3-D organoid to unravel immune response during infection

Scientists develop 3-D organoid to unravel immune response during infection

TSRI scientists shed light on how antiviral drug stops influenza infections

TSRI scientists shed light on how antiviral drug stops influenza infections

Novel approach could help counter Influenza A virus in immune-compromised patients

Novel approach could help counter Influenza A virus in immune-compromised patients

Gene deletion shows new way to treat influenza

Gene deletion shows new way to treat influenza

CDC recommends flu shot via injection for safe and effective prevention of diseases

CDC recommends flu shot via injection for safe and effective prevention of diseases

Scientists use computer model to explore geographical origins of influenza virus

Scientists use computer model to explore geographical origins of influenza virus

Vaccines unsuccessful in protecting obese mice against influenza infections, study finds

Vaccines unsuccessful in protecting obese mice against influenza infections, study finds

UNMC researcher aims to find workable solution for tackling antibiotic resistance

UNMC researcher aims to find workable solution for tackling antibiotic resistance

Key differences in immune response may explain young children’s proneness to infecion

Key differences in immune response may explain young children’s proneness to infecion

Researchers identify exact origin of 2009 swine H1N1 flu pandemic

Researchers identify exact origin of 2009 swine H1N1 flu pandemic

Novel strategy to predict antigenic evolution of circulating influenza viruses

Novel strategy to predict antigenic evolution of circulating influenza viruses

MERS individuals develop severe critical illness, higher mortality than non-MERS SARI patients

MERS individuals develop severe critical illness, higher mortality than non-MERS SARI patients

Flu vaccinations for pregnant women reduce newborn’s influenza risk during first six months of life

Flu vaccinations for pregnant women reduce newborn’s influenza risk during first six months of life

Study highlights potential emergence of new swine flu strains

Study highlights potential emergence of new swine flu strains

New study suggests re-evaluation of long-held method to predict effectiveness of seasonal influenza vaccine

New study suggests re-evaluation of long-held method to predict effectiveness of seasonal influenza vaccine