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Swine Flu, more specifically known as H1N1 virus, is a type of virus first detected in people in April 2009.  It is similar to a type of virus more commonly found in pigs, hence its popular name of Swine Flu.

Due to an intensifying outbreak in the United States and also internationally, the virus has caused much concern.  Major health organizations like the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organziation (WHO) are working to contain the spread of the virus.

 

 CDC Updates
Key Resources
 WHO Updates
CDC H1N1 Flu Updates
Press Briefing Transcript: Dr. Thomas Frieden's Remarks at the 2010 Influenza Workshop for Journalists
Transcript from Dr. Thomas Frieden's remarks at the 2010 Influenza Workshop for Journalists held Monday, August 23, 2010.
HHS News Release: WHO Declares End to 2009 H1N1 Influenza Pandemic
Health and Human Services (HHS) press release outlines implications for United States of WHO declaration that the 2009 H1N1 pandemic has ended.
WHO Statement on H1N1 in post-pandemic period
Director-General's opening statement at virtual press conference; August 10, 2010
UPDATE: 2009 H1N1 Flu International Situation Update
This report provides an update to the international flu situation using data collected through August 1, 2010, and reported by the World Health Organization (WHO) on August 6.
UPDATE: 2009 H1N1 Flu International Situation Update
This report provides an update to the international flu situation using data collected through July 25, 2010, and reported by the World Health Organization (WHO) on July 30.

The Centers for Disease Control is the U.S. Government's primary agency for disease related information.



Pandemic (H1N1) 2009
Influenza - update 115
Worldwide, H1N1 2009 virus transmission remains most intense in parts of India and in parts of the temperate southern hemisphere, particularly New Zealand and more recently in Australia.
Influenza - update 114
The situation in New Zealand and India remains largely unchanged since the last update. Influenza H1N1 (2009) virus transmission remains locally intense in parts of India and New Zealand.
Influenza - update 113
Influenza H1N1 (2009) virus transmission remains locally intense in parts of India and New Zealand.
Director-General statement following the ninth meeting of the Emergency Committee
The Emergency Committee held its ninth meeting by teleconference on 10 August 2010.
WHO recommendations for the post-pandemic period
The world is now in the post-pandemic period. Based on knowledge about past pandemics, the H1N1 (2009) virus is expected to continue to circulate as a seasonal virus for some years to come. While the level of concern is now greatly diminished, vigilance on the part of national health authorities remains important. Such vigilance is especially critical in the immediate post-pandemic period, when the behaviour of the H1N1 (2009) virus as a seasonal virus cannot be reliably predicted.

 

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