Fighting the Swine Flu

847 WordsFeb 4, 20183 Pages
Swine Flu The swine flu also known as the H1N1 virus was first detected in 2009, it was called “swine flu” because the virus was similar to those found in pigs it is now a human seasonal flu virus that also circulates in pigs. The H1N1 viruses has continues to circulate since the sickness, 2014 is the first season since 2009 that H1N1 has been so major in the United States. You can’t get H1N1 from correctly handled and cooked pork or pork products. (H1N1 (originally referred to as Swine Flu)) In 1976, there was an outbreak of swine flu at Fort Dix. This virus wasn’t the same as the 2009 H1N1 outbreak. There was one death at Fort Dix. The government decided to produce a vaccine against this virus. The vaccine was associated with rare instances of neurological problems and was stopped. Some individuals wonder that formalin, used to deactivate the virus, may have played a role in the growth of problem in 1976. There is no proof that anyone who found this vaccine would be protected against the 2009 swine flu virus. One of the reasons it takes a few months to develop a new vaccine is to test the vaccine for safety to avoid the problems seen in the 1976 vaccine. People with active infections or diseases of the nervous system are also not suggested to get flu vaccines. Early in the spring of 2009, H1N1 flu virus was first noticed in Mexico, causing some deaths among "younger" people. It began growing during the summer 2009 and quickly spread to the U.S. and to Europe and eventually
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