H1N1

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Pathology.

a subtype of the type A influenza virus, with strains that give rise to seasonal epidemics, or sometimes pandemics, including a strain with swine, avian, and human genes responsible for swine flu.

Origin of H1N1

First recorded in 1970–75; abbreviation of h(aemagglutinin type)1 and n(euraminidase type) 1
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  • In contrast, the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic infected 60 million Americans in just about the same five-month period of time.

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    What Ebola on a Plane Means for the U.S.

    Kent Sepkowitz

    August 7, 2014

  • The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recently that an unaccompanied minor from Central America has the H1N1 flu.

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    At Least Two ‘Border Kids’ Have Swine Flu

    Ruben Navarrette Jr.

    July 2, 2014

  • It has not yet been confirmed that the children have the H1N1 virus, only that they have flu-like symptoms.

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    At Least Two ‘Border Kids’ Have Swine Flu

    Ruben Navarrette Jr.

    July 2, 2014

  • That unleashed a wave of fear and anxiety at least as forceful as the H1N1 virus itself.

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    Pandemic of Fear

    Michael Specter

    October 30, 2009

  • Since April, more than a million Americans have been infected with H1N1 flu.

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    Pandemic of Fear

    Michael Specter

    October 30, 2009