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Year : 2009  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 99-105

Swine influenza A (H1N1) strikes a potential for global disaster


Department of Global Health, University of South Florida, 13201 Bruce B. Downs Blvd., MDC 56, Tampa, FL 33612, USA

Correspondence Address:
Angela Clem
Department of Global Health, University of South Florida, 13201 Bruce B. Downs Blvd., MDC 56, Tampa, FL 33612
USA
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DOI: 10.4103/0974-2700.50744

PMID: 19561969

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As of April 25 th 2009, 11.00 AM, eight human cases of swine influenza A virus infection have been identified in the United States in California and Texas. There is also established evidence of similar cases across the United States border in Mexico. Experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in cooperation with World Health Organization and public health experts from Canada and Mexico are leading an exhaustive investigation to find the source of infection and infected people. We present a profile of this illness from the available literature.


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