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H1N1

Influenza A (H1N1) virus is a subtype of influenzavirus A and the most common cause of influenza (flu) in humans. Some strains of H1N1 are endemic in humans and cause a small fraction of all influenza-like illness and a large fraction of all seasonal influenza. H1N1 strains caused roughly half of all human flu infections in 2006.[1] Other strains of H1N1 are endemic in pigs (swine influenza) and in birds (avian influenza).

President Obama declares national emergency over swine flu pandemic; but why?

According to the CDC, swine flu infections have already peaked, and the pandemic is on its way out. Peak infection time was the middle of October, where one in five U.S. children experienced the flu, says the CDC. Out of nearly 14,000 suspected flu cases tested during the week ending on October 10, 2009, 99.6% of those were influenza A, and the vast majority of those were confirmed as H1N1 swine flu infections.

CBS Reveals that Swine Flu Cases Seriously Overestimated

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states on their main flu Web site http://www.cdc.gov/flu/ that flu activity is increasing in the United States, with most states reporting "widespread influenza activity."

Tests show flu spreads from schools

Results of tens of thousands of flu tests indicate that the pandemic H1N1 virus is spreading from school-aged children to the rest of the U.S. population, makers of the tests say.

Wed Oct 21, 2009

By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Editor

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Results of tens of thousands of flu tests indicate that the pandemic H1N1 virus is spreading from school-aged children to the rest of the U.S. population, makers of the tests say.

Scots swine flu death toll rises

A 58-year-old woman from the Borders has died from swine flu, bringing the number of deaths in Scotland to 17.

Wednesday, 21 October 2009

The patient is said to have had significant underlying health problems but no further details are being released, at the request of her family.

The death comes as a mass swine flu vaccination programme has begun, with at-risk groups the first to be offered the immunisation.

A total of 1.3 million people will get the first access to the H1N1 vaccine.

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