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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.
Fighting influenza with 40,000 blood samples

Fighting influenza with 40,000 blood samples

Scientists change bird flu virus and stop it spreading

Scientists change bird flu virus and stop it spreading

DNA vaccine for H5N1 avian influenza enters human trial

DNA vaccine for H5N1 avian influenza enters human trial

Vaccine that protects mice against 1918 influenza virus developed

Vaccine that protects mice against 1918 influenza virus developed

Sanofi pasteur begins shipping influenza vaccine

Sanofi pasteur begins shipping influenza vaccine

FluChip can spot bird flu in under 12 hours

FluChip can spot bird flu in under 12 hours

New microchip enables quick diagnosis of flu strains

New microchip enables quick diagnosis of flu strains

H5N1 infection ruled out in latest Indonesian cases

H5N1 infection ruled out in latest Indonesian cases

Renewed interest in studying influenza A viruses

Renewed interest in studying influenza A viruses

Copper could help prevent the spread of flu infections

Copper could help prevent the spread of flu infections

Why the bird flu virus H5N1 is so deadly to humans

Why the bird flu virus H5N1 is so deadly to humans

New Flu Chip can determine the genetic make-up of types of flu virus in 11 hours

New Flu Chip can determine the genetic make-up of types of flu virus in 11 hours

Immunising against influenza

Immunising against influenza

UK plan for influenza pandemic

UK plan for influenza pandemic

Safety established for Vaxin's first flu vaccine in clinical trial

Safety established for Vaxin's first flu vaccine in clinical trial

Influenza is a contagious disease caused by an RNA virus of the orthomyxoviridae family

Influenza is a contagious disease caused by an RNA virus of the orthomyxoviridae family

Inevitable that H5N1 avian influenza viruses will be detected in pigs

Inevitable that H5N1 avian influenza viruses will be detected in pigs

Aventis ships its influenza vaccine, Fluzone

Aventis ships its influenza vaccine, Fluzone