H1N1 Flu & U.S. Schools: Frequently Asked Questions

These FAQs are updated by the U.S. Department of Education and are subject to change as the flu situation develops. Check www.ED.gov…… for updates. BACKGROUND A severe form of influenza known as H1N1, commonly being called swine flu, has health officials around the world concerned. In the United States, the outbreak of H1N1 has prompted […]

Swine flu in pigs: Swine H1N1 Flu Questions & Answers

Part 2 of Swine Flu: Q&A. How swine flu spreads among pigs? Swine influenza virus is believed to be spread primarily by close contact between pigs and potentially contaminated objects moving between infected and uninfected pigs. Herds with continuous infection and herds that are vaccinated against swine flu in may have sporadic disease, or may […]

Swine Flu in Humans: Swine H1N1 Flu Questions & Answers

Part 1 of Swine Flu: Q&A. What is swine flu? Swine influenza (swine flu) is a respiratory disease of swine caused by type A influenza viruses that cause regular outbreaks of influenza in pigs. Swine influenza virus cause high levels of illness and low mortality in pigs. Influenza viruses circulate among swine may throughout the […]