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Pierce, Marcia M. Department of Biological Sciences, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, Kentucky.
- Development of the H1N1 pandemic
- Prevention and treatment of H1N1 influenza
- Current status of the H1N1 pandemic
- Related Primary Literature
- Additional Reading
The H1N1 strain of influenza A (also known as swine flu) has spread worldwide since March 2009, when it is believed to have originated in Mexico, and is now of concern in many countries. Interestingly, the average person is likely able to identify H1N1 specifically as an “influenza virus,” an awareness that was never very prevalent before. Previously, most individuals were not aware that there are different strains or even different types of influenza viruses. The development of this pandemic has made the H1N1 strain a household term, familiar to adults and children alike.
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