The H1N1, or swine, flu virus first appeared in April in Mexico before arriving in the USA. In anticipation of the fall flu season, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reset the swine flu numbers and now tracks cases on a regional level.
Sources: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Credit: Jack Gillum, Mary Brophy Marcus and Juan Thomassie, USA TODAY
Officials confirm Ohio flu season worst on record
June 17, 2013
| WKYC-TV - That's even up from 2009 - 2010 when the swine flu pandemic when there were 3,200 flu-related hospitalizations in the state. State health officials tell The Dayton Daily News (...
Flu cases in Ohio make huge jump over past years
June 16, 2013
| Times Recorder It was also more than 2009 - 10 when the swine flu pandemic led to 3,200 flu-related hospitalizations in the state. Health officials said there is no indication that a new virus...
H1N1 flu kills 17 people in Venezuela
May 28, 2013
| KUSA-TV - CARACAS, Venezuela - News reports and local authorities in Venezuela have reported that an outbreak of the H1N1 flu has killed 17 people and infected another 250. ...
Class of 2013 speech: Turn your minutes into moments
June 08, 2013
| St. Cloud Times Online How about in middle school when we missed the MCAs because of the swine flu? Or the last day of eighth grade when we all popped our chip bags at lunch? How about the victory of...
CDC probes mystery illness in SE Ala.
May 23, 2013
| montgomeryadvertiser.com Pathology tests performed by a state lab show one died of a common strain of influenza and the other suffered from H1N1, a not-uncommon flu in Alabama this past season. The...
H1N1 Flu Tweets
WHO simplifies pandemic alert system: The WHO announced H1N1 swine flu had reached pandemic proportions on Jun... http://t.co/aZjy4byjAa
Question: When will the vaccine be available in my state? Answer: It won’t be widely available until November, a month later than first thought. Some states are expecting delays to last until December.
Q: What’s the reason for the shortage? A: Health officials have blamed production delays involving some of the five vaccine manufacturers. The CDC has said vaccine yields were lower than hoped. Flu vaccine is grown in chicken eggs, and yields can vary greatly.
Controversy over additive could weaken pork exports
February 24, 2013
| DesMoinesRegister.com The ractopamine imbroglio comes after two consecutive years of record pork exports from the U.S. That has enabled hog producers in Iowa and elsewhere, as well as big pork processors such as Smithfield Foods and Tyson Foods, to recover smartly from the 2009 market disaster caused by the discovery of H1N1 ...
Basu: A lack of sick leave costs us all
January 16, 2013
| DesMoinesRegister.com In 2009, 5million cases of the H1N1 flu resulted from a lack of paid sick days, according to a study in the American Journal of Public Health. You would think that with such...
Flu patients flooding Des Moines medical centers
January 11, 2013
| DesMoinesRegister.com For the first time since the H1N1 virus caused a... The current rates of illness, however, are surpassing the numbers seen in 2009 - 10 during the H1N1 epidemic, he said.'' We...
Viruses hitting Iowans earlier, harder
January 08, 2013
| DesMoinesRegister.com Dr. Daniel Gervich of Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines, who specializes in infectious diseases, said Iowa is likely to have more flu cases this year than during the pandemic of 2009 - 10, when the H1N1 ...
Iowa View: Budget cuts decrease lab's effectiveness
December 14, 2012
| DesMoinesRegister.com It allows the lab to respond to unexpected health threats like H1N1 pandemic influenza while also performing ongoing testing for illnesses such as pertussis, tuberculosis,...
Google and the U.S. Department for Health and Human Services (HHS) have teamed up to allow the public to find nearby locations for getting both the seasonal and H1N1 flu vaccines. Simply click "change location" on the left and enter "pittsburgh, pa," "90020" or any location in the USA.