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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.
Expert discusses how to stay healthy during flu season

Expert discusses how to stay healthy during flu season

New universal flu vaccine moves to clinical trial phase and could be a reality soon

New universal flu vaccine moves to clinical trial phase and could be a reality soon

Past exposures influence immune response in children with acute respiratory tract infections

Past exposures influence immune response in children with acute respiratory tract infections

Early testing for influenza symptoms can limit severe, life-threatening disease

Early testing for influenza symptoms can limit severe, life-threatening disease

Novel partnership creates Europe's first antimicrobial nitrile gloves

Novel partnership creates Europe's first antimicrobial nitrile gloves

Lactic acid bacteria can offer protection against subtypes of influenza A virus

Lactic acid bacteria can offer protection against subtypes of influenza A virus

Time-lapse imaging reveals how antimicrobial treated surfaces kill superbugs in two hours

Time-lapse imaging reveals how antimicrobial treated surfaces kill superbugs in two hours

Altering genetic mutation could enhance FluMist vaccine’s protective effect

Altering genetic mutation could enhance FluMist vaccine’s protective effect

Collaborative research identifies broadly cross-protective vaccines for H3N2 influenza

Collaborative research identifies broadly cross-protective vaccines for H3N2 influenza

New flu forecasting tool makes better predictions by factoring evolution of virus

New flu forecasting tool makes better predictions by factoring evolution of virus

Study shows no relation between swine flu vaccination and increased risk of type 1 diabetes

Study shows no relation between swine flu vaccination and increased risk of type 1 diabetes

British technology offers ultimate surface protection against Aussie flu virus

British technology offers ultimate surface protection against Aussie flu virus

BioCote Silver Ion Antimicrobial Technology makes surfaces inhospitable to influenza viruses

BioCote Silver Ion Antimicrobial Technology makes surfaces inhospitable to influenza viruses

Influenza vaccination rates in children may decrease without option of nasal spray

Influenza vaccination rates in children may decrease without option of nasal spray

Eggshell-like mineral layer on avian flu viruses may be cause for human infections

Eggshell-like mineral layer on avian flu viruses may be cause for human infections

InDevR gets NIAID support for verification, validation studies on new potency test for influenza viruses

InDevR gets NIAID support for verification, validation studies on new potency test for influenza viruses

Skin-applied microneedle patch boosts immunization to seasonal flu vaccine recipients, study finds

Skin-applied microneedle patch boosts immunization to seasonal flu vaccine recipients, study finds

New TSRI study could have implications for development of flu vaccines, drug therapies

New TSRI study could have implications for development of flu vaccines, drug therapies

New biosensor rapidly detects tiny concentrations of influenza A virus

New biosensor rapidly detects tiny concentrations of influenza A virus

Study shows how influenza A hijacks human cellular machinery to replicate

Study shows how influenza A hijacks human cellular machinery to replicate