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Though the swine flu has continued to spread across the planet in recent weeks, health experts have observed an infection pattern that tends to produce smaller, localized outbreaks rather than massive, wildfire-like epidemics.
The current H1N1 swine flu strain has genetic roots in an illness that sickened pigs at the 1918 Cedar Rapids Swine Show in Iowa, report infectious disease experts at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health in the New England Journal of Medicine
There is no way to know how the newest strain of the H1N1 influenza virus will behave in the future. But scientists, notably those working at the intersections of epidemiology, mathematics, modeling and statistics, are monitoring it closely to identify anomalies on its pattern of spread while evaluating ways of mitigating its impact.
Indications of a varied form of the H1N1 swine flu virus have been discovered and could potentially multiply aggressively in the next several months, according to scientists at Germanyâ€™s federal agency for infectious diseases.
The swine flu outbreak has called for appropriate and immediate responses from leaders, health officials, virologists and the crucial research community.
Brazilian scientists said Tuesday that they have identified a new strain of the H1N1 virus after looking over samples extracted from a patient in Sao Paulo.
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U.S., Chinese and British researchers say the H1N1 swine flu virus was transmitted to humans long before the existing outbreak was noticed. The scientists said their analysis of the current swine-origin H1N1 influenza outbreak -- declared a pandemic Thursday by the World Health Organization -- calls for the need of systematic surveillance of influenza in swine, and provides evidence that new genetic elements in swine can result in the emergence of viruses with pandemic potential in humans....
The World Health Organization (WHO) declared a flu pandemic on Thursday, raising its alert to the highest level of phase 6.
As the beginning of summer signals a slowdown of the swine flu outbreak, researchers are biding their time, trying to gain insight on the previous outbreak while preparing for the next one.