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What is H1N1 Influenza?

H1N1 Influenza was first detected in the United States in 2009. It has been called 'swine flu'. It is a virus that is spread from person to person when an infected person coughs or sneezes and does not cover their mouth and nose. 

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Is there a vaccine for swine flu?
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There's no single vaccine for swine flu, but the seasonal flu shot will keep you covered. It's f...
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How long will I be contagious if I have the H1N1 flu?
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If you have H1N1 flu, or any other type of influenza, you are contagious for five to seven days ...
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How effective is the seasonal flu shot and H1N1 vaccine?
Dr. David L. Katz, MD, MPHDr. David L. Katz, MD, MPH
There is some legitimate doubt about the effectiveness of the flu vaccine. It is certainly far ...
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What are common complications of swine flu?
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One common complication of swine flu is pneumonia, a lung infection caused by bacteria or virus. Thi...
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