2009 Swine Flu (H1N1) Outbreak Map

2009 Swine Flu (H1N1) Outbreak Map

To my readers due to the fact I live in southern California swine flu is out breaking like a rapid fire. I will continue to watch Google maps to see confirmed cases in the us & around the world what do you think about the pig flu swine flu out break. www.flusymptomsblog.com

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Swine Flu History

The swine flu is likely a descendant of the Spanish flu that caused a devastating pandemic in humans in 1918–1919.Descendants of this virus have persisted in pigs; they probably circulated in humans until the appearance of the Asian flu in 1957, and re-emerged in 1976. Direct transmission from pigs to humans is rare, with 12 cases in the U.S. since 2005.

Swine Flu In Mexico

The flu virus is perhaps the trickiest known to medical science; it constantly changes form to elude the protective antibodies that the body has developed in response to previous exposures to influenza or to influenza vaccines. Every two or three years the virus undergoes minor changes. Then, at intervals of roughly a decade, after the bulk of the world’s population has developed some level of resistance to these minor changes, it undergoes a major shift that enables it to tear off on yet another pandemic sweep around the world, infecting hundreds of millions of people who suddenly find their antibody defenses outflanked.Even during the Spanish flu pandemic, the initial wave of the disease was relatively mild, while the second wave was highly lethal.

Swine influenza (also swine flu)

Pigs can harbor influenza viruses

Pigs can harbor influenza viruses adapted to humans and others that are adapted to birds, allowing the viruses to exchange genes and create a pandemic strain.

Comments (4)

  • Luke Smith

    I know man this is serious stuff I just got tested myself and thank god it’s all in my head !! Well anyway good post Nick ! In SD were all freaking out just a little too much !

    April 30, 2009 at 2:15 pm
  • Chris

    It sounds bad I know…but think about it for a second. 36,000 person’s a year lose their life to influenza, yet we remain complacent and society as a whole see’s no problem with it. But when big media breaks out a story about a virus with a flashy name ( by the way, I agree with the USDA..it should be called H1N1 not Swine Flu) the world goes into respritory distress.

    36,000 ….That is on average 102 people a day in a 365 day year during a normal influenza outbreak. Now there is “Swine Flu” and Roche and other companies are making a killing by marketing their patented drug “Tamiflu”….you would have better results by eating a bowl of chicken broth.

    It’s all a marketing campaign for Pharmacuetical companies…always has been , and always will. I wouldn’t be surprised if that mystery virus that was came up missing from that government lab a few weeks ago, was in all acuality , this new outbreak. I wouldn’t forego the Terrorist attack theory either. It would be a perfect way to accomplish something like that.

    May 4, 2009 at 3:41 am
  • Christine

    What to do when your childs school is sending  4 classrooms of Kinder’s on a Field Trip to a FARM in a few days? Am I a Nervous Nelly?

    Not one to cause fear, though so many die each year to the influenza virus.

    May 6, 2009 at 6:33 pm
  • Derek Rose

    Great post on swine flu!

    December 4, 2010 at 8:09 pm

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