Swine Flu

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1. See Swine Flu was renamed as H1N1 Influenza A by World Health Organization on 30 April 2009.

(Source: Business Continuity Management Institute - BCM Institute)


2. Swine Influenza (swine flu) is a respiratory disease of pigs caused by type A influenza virus that regularly causes outbreaks of influenza in pigs. Swine flu viruses cause high levels of illness and low death rates in pigs. Swine influenza viruses may circulate among swine throughout the year, but most outbreaks occur during the late fall and winter months similar to outbreaks in humans. The classical swine flu virus (an H1N1 Influenza A virus) was first isolated from a pig in 1930.

Source: Center for Disease Control and Prevention