Swine flu goes global

The disease is likely to keep spreading, but a vaccine may be in sight

By Stephen Ornes, 00:00 AM May 6, 2009

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The H1N1 flu virus, shown here, has been called swine flu because scientists suspect it started out in pigs. Despite its name, the H1N1 flu can’t be caught by eating pork products or being near pigs.

 

The H1N1 flu virus, shown here, has been called swine flu because scientists suspect it started out in pigs. Despite its name, the H1N1 flu can’t be caught by eating pork products or being near pigs.

 

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If you live in the United States, it’s likely that swine flu has been found in your state.

 

As of May 5, 403 people in 38 states have been diagnosed with an infection caused by a novel influenza A (H1N1) virus. This infection is commonly known as the swine flu. The number of infec...

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