What is the H1N1 flu?

Formerly referred to as the swine flu, H1N1 is a respiratory illness caused by an influenza virus.

Symptoms

Symptoms of H1N1 novel influenza are similar to the seasonal flu and include one or more of these conditions:

How does it spread?

When people with the flu cough or sneeze, they release the virus into the air and onto surfaces. When other people breathe in the particles or touch something with the flu virus on it and then touch their eyes, nose or mouth, they introduce the virus into their bodies.

Protecting yourself

Protecting others

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Oct. 26, 2009

Last updated Sep. 27, 2011