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Some indigenous people more susceptible to new flu strains

Some indigenous people more susceptible to new flu strains

MELBOURNE, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Some indigenous groups are more susceptible to the effects of the new strain of influenza -- H7N9 -- currently found in China, researchers in Australia said.
Flu high in South and South Central states, low in Northeast

Flu high in South and South Central states, low in Northeast

ATLANTA, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Influenza activity remained high in the U.S. South and South Central states for the week ending Jan. 4, but remains low in the Northeast, officials say.
10 dead from influenza in Alberta, Canada

10 dead from influenza in Alberta, Canada

EDMONTON, Alberta, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Influenza killed 10, hospitalized 300 -- 40 in intensive care -- and created long lines for many seeking a flu shot in Alberta, Canada, officials say.
U.S. flu activity heavy in the south, low in New England

U.S. flu activity heavy in the south, low in New England

ATLANTA, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- U.S. flu activity increased in the last week of 2013 with high flu activity in the South and minimal flu activity in New England, officials say.
13 influenza-related deaths reported in North Carolina, 9 in Texas

13 influenza-related deaths reported in North Carolina, 9 in Texas

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., Jan. 5 (UPI) -- Thirteen influenza-related deaths have been reported in North Carolina and nine deaths in the Dallas area this flu season, state health officials say.
Number of states with widespread flu activity jumps from 10 to 25

Number of states with widespread flu activity jumps from 10 to 25

Jan. 3 (UPI) -- The number of states reporting widespread seasonal flu activity dramatically jumped from 10 states to 25 in the week ending December 28, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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Most U.S. with low flu activity, six states high flu activity

Most U.S. with low flu activity, six states high flu activity

ATLANTA, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- For the week ending Dec. 21, Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas reported high flu activity, but in most of the country flu was low.
CDC: 10 states report widespread seasonal flu activity

CDC: 10 states report widespread seasonal flu activity

Dec. 27 (UPI) -- The number of states reporting widespread flu activity has jumped from four to 10, according to the CDC's weekly flu report for the week ending December 21.
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Texas reports high level of influenza with six dead

ATLANTA, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- For the week ending Dec. 14, U.S. influenza increased nationwide, but Texas was hard hit with more than a dozen critically ill and six dead, officials say.
Brief laser light may boost influenza vaccine effectiveness

Brief laser light may boost influenza vaccine effectiveness

BOSTON, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- Pretreating the skin site of a vaccine, rather than muscles, with a wavelength of laser light may boost vaccine effectiveness, U.S. researchers say.

Researchers: Swine flu may have killed 200,000 in 2009 pandemic

WASHINGTON, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- Between 123,000 and 203,000 people may have died from swine flu during the 2009 pandemic, five to 10 times earlier estimates, a group of scientists say.
Study: Swine flu killed 10 times more than previously estimated

Study: Swine flu killed 10 times more than previously estimated

Nov. 27 (UPI) -- A new study puts the death toll from the 2009 H1N1 "Swine flu" pandemic at 203,000 people, more than claimed by the World Health Organization.
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Reassuring findings for moms-to-be who get flu shots

Reassuring findings for moms-to-be who get flu shots

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- U.S. health officials recommend all pregnant women should be vaccinated against influenza, but only about a half are, researchers say.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, Oct. 25, 2013.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013.
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Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius talks to children during an H1N1 Flu immunization clinic for students at Carlin Springs Elementary School in Arlington, Virginia on January 7, 2010. The virus is currently hitting hardest in Virginia, but the vaccine has now become widely available. UPI/Roger L. Wollenberg
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Influenza A (H1N1) virus is a subtype of influenza A virus and was the most common cause of human influenza (flu) in 2009. Some strains of H1N1 are endemic in humans and cause a small fraction of all influenza-like illness and a small fraction of all seasonal influenza. H1N1 strains caused a few percent of all human flu infections in 2004–2005. Other strains of H1N1 are endemic in pigs (swine influenza) and in birds (avian influenza).

In June 2009, the World Health Organization declared the new strain of swine-origin H1N1 as a pandemic. This strain is often called swine flu by the public media. This novel virus spread worldwide and had caused about 17,000 deaths by the start of 2010.

Swine influenza (also called swine flu, hog flu, or pig flu) is an infection by any one of several types of swine influenza virus. Swine influenza virus (SIV) is any strain of the influenza family of viruses that is endemic in pigs. As of 2009, the known SIV strains include influenza C and the subtypes of influenza A known as H1N1, H1N2, H3N1, H3N2, and H2N3.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "H1N1."
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