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					                               Type A Influenza H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu)
                                    Information and Resources

Some basic information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website:

What is H1N1 flu?
2009 H1N1 (referred to as “swine flu” early on) is a new influenza virus causing illness in people. This new
virus was first detected in people in the United States in April 2009. This virus is spreading from person-to-
person worldwide, probably in much the same way that regular seasonal influenza viruses spread. On June
11, 2009, the World Health Organization (WHO) signaled that a pandemic of 2009 H1N1 flu was underway.

Why is 2009 H1N1 virus sometimes called “swine flu”?
This virus was originally referred to as “swine flu” because laboratory testing showed that many of the genes
in this new virus were very similar to influenza viruses that normally occur in pigs (swine) in North America.
But further study has shown that this new virus is very different from what normally circulates in North
American pigs. It has two genes from flu viruses that normally circulate in pigs in Europe and Asia and bird
(avian) genes and human genes. Scientists call this a "quadruple reassortant" virus.

                 Primary Resources
        Centers for Disease Control and                   Links are valid upon posting, but may change
                                                               or become invalid shortly thereafter.
        Prevention (CDC)

                                                          FDA, FTC Issue Joint Warning Letter to Web
        Sign up for text messages from CDC
                                                          Site Offering Fraudulent H1N1 Flu
        on H1N1 flu and more: text HEALTH to
                                                          Supplements, Reuters, October 19, 2009
        87000. More info:

                                                          FDA Cracks Down on Internet Sales of Swine
                 H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu)                    Flu 'Cures', Los Angeles Times, October 18,
                  Information                             2009
                 H1N1 Flu Clinical and Public
                  Health Guidance
                                                          NYC Reportedly Considers Swine Flu
                 Key Facts                               "Busters", Gothamist, October 18, 2009
                 Things You Can Do
                 Travel Information
                                                          WHO Urges Prompt Antiviral Treatment for
                                                          Suspected H1N1 Flu,,
        Homeland Security                                 October 17, 2009

                 Swine Flu News Updates                  Health Officials Warn of Sicker Swine Flu
                                                          Patients, Voice of America, October 17, 2009                                   Swine Flu Characteristics Becoming More
        Keep up-to-date with the developing               Evident, Washington Post, October 17, 2009
        pandemic of swine flu.
                                                          Latest Developments in Battle Against Swine
                                                          Flu, Newsday, October 16, 2009
        State Health Departments and
        Services                                          Swine Flu is More Likely to Lead to
        Links to individual state health                  Pneumonia, San Francisco Chronicle, October
        agencies.                                         16, 2009

                                                          Swine Flu Vaccines Delayed, U.S. CDC Says,
                                                          Reuters, October 16, 2009
   World Health Organization (WHO)           FDA Says Beware of Fake Swine Flu
                                             Vaccines,, October 16, 2009

             Swine Influenza Frequently     Officials See a Shortage in Vaccine for Swine
              Asked Questions                Flu, The New York Times, October 16, 2009

                                             H1N1 Flu Causes Unusual Damage to Lungs,
                                             Studies Say, Reuters, October 16, 2009

                                             FDA Says Don't Buy Swine Flu Drugs Online,
              Other Resources                Los Angeles Times, October 15, 2009

 American Lung Association                   Swine Flu Spreading Rapidly in California,
                                             Health Officials Say, Los Angeles Times,
                                             October 15, 2009
 American Nurses Association

                                             UC Davis Pair Confirm Findings on Seniors’
 Medline Plus
                                             Immunity to Swine Flu,,
                                             October 14, 2009
                                             White House Addresses H1N1 Flu Concerns
            Swine Flu FAQ Slideshow         and Questions, TheGovMonitor, October 14,
 National Institute of Allergy and
 Infectious Diseases                         Asthma Most Common Condition In
                                             Hospitalized Swine Flu Patients, The
 WebMD                                       Washington Post, October 14, 2009

                                             Pittsfield to Run Swine Flu Clinics, The
                                             Berkshire Eagle, October 14, 2009

                                             JAMA Studies Push the Need for H1N1 Flu
                                             Shot, ZDNet, October 13, 2009
         Background Information
                                             An H1N1 Flu To-Do (And Don't Do) List, CNN,
"Swine Flu Q&A,",          October 13, 2009
October 10, 2009
                                             Oxygen Treatment Key to Swine Flu Survival,
General H1N1 Flu FAQ, Valley City            ABC Science, October 13, 2009
State University
                                             Study: Swine Flu Just as Risky to Healthy
"Surviving Swine Flu," Newsweek, September   People, Boston Herald, October 13, 2009
19, 2009
                                             Swine Flu Study Finds Hardest Hit are
"What Do You Want to Know About Swine        Women, The Star-Ledger, October 13, 2009
Flu?",, September 18, 2009
                                             Swine Flu and Kids: Heed Warning Signs, But
"How the Pandemic Swine Flu Virus Came to    Don't Overreact, Doctors Say, Kansas City
Be," Los Angeles Times, September 14, 2009   Star, October 12, 2009

"Swine Flu's Re-Emergence: Questions and     First-Responders First in Line to Get Swine Flu
Answers," Newsday, August 30, 2009           Vaccine, Muskegon News, October 11, 2009

"H1N1: Separating Swine Flu Myth From        Parents Must Reinforce H1N1 Flu Message,
Fact," Fox News, August 5, 2009              CourierPostOnline, October 11, 2009
"Swine Flu: How Do You Know When You've        Swine Flu Vaccine: Is It Ethical to Say
Got It Bad?" Los Angeles Times, August 1,      No?, ABC News, October 11, 2009
                                               Antiviral Drugs Improve H1N1 Flu Outcomes,
"Swine Flu: Facts, Myths and Whether to        EmaxHealth, October 10, 2009
Worry," ABC News, April 27, 2009
                                               Government Picks up Tab for Swine Flu
"Swine Flu Baffles Health Experts," CBS        Vaccination, Walla Walla Union-Bulletin,
News, April 24, 2009                           October 10, 2009

"Swine flu Q&A: What it is, symptoms, how to   As Flu Vaccine Arrives for the Season, Some
fight it," USAToday, April 26, 2009            Questions and Answers, The New York Times,
                                               October 9, 2009
"Understanding Swine Flu," Wall Street
Journal, April 28, 2009                        Swine Flu Put Many Hospitalized Patients Into
                                               ICU, ABC News, October 9, 2009
"Swine Flu," Washington Post, April 27, 2009
                                               Government Website Adds H1N1 Self
                                               Evaluation, Los Angeles Times, October 8,

                                               This Swine Flu Is No Big Deal? Think Again,
                                               Los Angeles Times, October 8, 2009

                                               A Look Inside the CDC's Battle With Swine
                                               Flu, ABC News, October 8, 2009

                                               AP Poll: Third of Parents Oppose Swine Flu
                                               Vaccine, Associated Press, October 7, 2009

                                               Protecting Small Children From Swine Flu,
                                               Baltimore Sun, October 2009

                                               BBB Offers Businesses Advice on Addressing
                                               Swine Flu Concerns,,
                                               October 7, 2009

                                               Microsoft Launches H1N1 Flu Website,
                                               WebProNews, October 7, 2009

                                               Sebelius Says H1N1 Flu Vaccine Is Safe and
                                               Other Health News, U.S. News & World
                                               Report, October 7, 2009

                                               CDC: Spray is Here; Swine Flu Shots Come
                                               Next Week, Associated Press, October 6,

                                               Swine Flu Vaccinations Start as Officials
                                               Attack Myths, The New York Times, October
                                               6, 2009

                                               U.S. H1N1 Flu Vaccination Program Gets
                                               Under Way, Reuters, October 6, 2009

                                               Medical Facilities Limit Visits From Children
Because of H1N1 Flu,, October 6, 2009

Immunizing Against the Swine Flu: Who,
When and by What Means, The New York
Times, October 6, 2009

Swine Flu Vaccine Trickles In, Chicago
Tribune, October 6, 2009

First Swine Flu Vaccine Arriving in Cities, The
Washington Post, October 6, 2009

Early H1N1 Vaccination Saves Lives, Cuts
Costs: Study, Atlanta Journal Constitution,
October 5, 2009

The TRUTH About H1N1, and What We're
NOT Being Told,, October 5,

Small Businesses Prepare For a Hit from
H1N1 Flu, Time, October 5, 2009

What You Need to Know About Swine Flu
Vaccine, NPR, October 5, 2009

Swine Flu Vaccination Effort Starts Monday:
CDC, Reuters, October 4, 2009

Swine Flu Could Exceed Hospital Capacity in
15 States, USAToday, October 3, 2009

Parents and Children Can Take Steps to Avoid
the H1N1 Flu, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel,
October 2, 2009

Swine Flu Tests Could Swamp Diagnostic
Labs, U.S. News & World Report, October 2,

Common Illnesses Make Swine Flu More
Dangerous, The Daily Courier (Ariz.), October
1, 2009

Swine Flu Shots Delayed for Most,, October 1, 2009

         For previous news items, see
          H1N1 Flu News Archive

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