Novel H1N1 (referred to as “swine flu” early on) is a new influenza virus causing illness in people — and it seems to be spreading worldwide now. This new H1N1 virus was first detected in people in the United States in April 2009. Other countries, including Mexico and Canada, have reported people sick with this new virus. This virus is spreading from person-to-person, probably in much the same way that regular seasonal influenza viruses spread.
Why is novel H1N1 virus called “swine flu”? This virus was originally called “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 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 avian genes and human genes. Scientists call this a “quadruple reassortant” virus.
Though the initial media spotlight has gone from Swine Flu, what we can see is that the virus is now spreading at a brisk speed. A critical threshold will be reached when we have a million cases of this flu, and it can spread very rapidly from there on. Its a dangerous partner coming along with the current economic recession.
US CDC Update 7/24/09: 43,771 cases of novel H1N1 flu, 302 deaths, 55 states/territories affected in USA alone. There are over 300,000 cases worldwide, and we are getting about 5000 new cases every week!
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