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What is H1N1 Influenza?

Karen L. Gorton, PhD, MS, RN
Emergency Room Nursing
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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