In the spring of 2009 a new virus that causes a new influenza illness -- A-H1N1/09 () -- was discovered in . It started as a local outbreak and quickly spread into an epidemic throughout Mexico, then the US and eventually all of . By the time of the fall 2009-2010 flu season, it had spread far and wide around the world and qualified as a true pandemic affecting people in every country of the world. We are currently (2011) in the post pandemic phase with fewer and fewer isolated outbreaks. See the questions below for more information.
the swine flu will end this summer
The initial outbreak was called the "H1N1 influenza", or "Swine Flu"
There is no way to know how many schools will be closed because of swine flu. It depends on how serious the outbreak of swine flu is and where the outbreaks are.
No confirmed reports yet, but in the LOWVELD there has been an outbreak of very deep flu which is yet to be tested. I suspect that its swine flu.
There were 398 deaths reported in Mexico during the AH1N1 influenza outbreak of 2009.
Alabama has had about 150 probable/confirmed cases of H1N1 (swine flu) from http://www.cdc.gov/h1n1flu/update.htm
It is the other way around...the "swine flu" probably mutated from H1N1. The 2009 outbreak was due to a strain of subtype H1N1 not previously reported in pigs. See the related question below for indepth information about how the swine flu that caused the pandemic developed.
In the most recent outbreak, May 9th, 2009.
The swine flu became an epidemic in spring of 2009.
The vaccine for the 2009 pandemic swine flu was released just around the beginning of the flu season in 2009-2010.
The recent outbreak is believed to have started in Mexico.
As of May 5th, 2009, there have been no confirmed cases of the swine flu in Florida.
As of May 5th, 2009, France has no confirmed cases of the swine flu.
No. See the related question below about what caused the 2009 Swine Flu.
Yes, swine flu was found during the 2009 pandemic in every country.
During the 2009 pandemic of swine flu, the viral flu infection spread to all countries in the world-- a true pandemic.
There was a lot of worry about swine flu in 1976. In fact, the government made a vaccine and had people get vaccinated. However, there were a lot of bad side effects from the vaccine. And fortunately the swine flu never reached epidemic proportions.
Swine flu came to Hong Kong in 2009
Yes. A group of turkeys in Ontario, Canada were found to have the pandemic swine flu in 2009.
It is a Type A Influenza virus with RNA genome.Also called Swine Flu, the 2009 Pandemic Flu, 2009 Swine Flu, and A-H1N1/09.
Yes. As of 3 July 2009, there were 1157 confirmed cases of Swine flu in NSW.
The pandemic swine flu has been in the news since late March 2009.
The swine flu vaccine was approved by the Food and Drug Administration on September 15, 2009.
Swine Flu -_- The 2009 swine flu outbreak was an pandemic of a new strain of Influenza A virus subtype H1N1 identified in April 2009. It was thought to be a mutation (reassortment) of four known strains of influenza A virus subtype H1N1: one endemic in humans, one endemic in birds, and two endemic in pigs (swine). A June 5th update by the U.N.'s World Health Organization (WHO) states that “69 countries have officially reported 21,940 cases of influenza A(H1N1) infection, including 125 deaths.”  -- Source-http://www.answers.com/topic/2009-swine-flu-outbreak --
Here's a photo and info of the actual virus: http://www.ehow.com/how_4932177_proactive-swine-flu.html Kathy