According to the who, as of april 4, 2010, 2009-h1n1 influenza a had spread to over 213 countries and had resulted in over 600,000 laboratory-confirmed cases and at least 17,700 deaths (who, 2010a) these numbers represent only the “tip of the iceberg” of morbidity and. In the past nine months, the world has witnessed the outbreak of not one but two waves of pandemic influenza due to a new virus of swine origin world public health authorities moved quickly to contain what appeared initially to be the severe pandemic that had been anticipated for so long. We wouldn't anticipate a big epidemic wave of flu activity due to h1n1 this year but there are still a substantial number of people who remain susceptible many who caught swine flu last year suffered only minor illness but a small number were severely ill there were 494 deaths in the year to april 2010. Date: march 25, 2010 source: scripps research institute summary: scientists have solved the structure of a key protein from the virus that caused last year's swine flu influenza epidemic the structure reveals that the virus shares many features with influenza viruses common in the early 20th century, helping to explain. . Who faces questions over swine flu policy, bbc news, geneva, thursday 20 may 2010 18 quoting from the exchange of views with dr keiji fukuda, special advisor on pandemic influenza to the director- general of who, at the public hearing organised by the social, health and family affairs. Although it is too early to write the obituary for swine flu, medical experts, already assessing how the first pandemic in 40 years has been handled, have found that while luck played a part, a series of rapid but conservative decisions by federal officials worked out better than many had dared hope.
Revised december 2010: number of deaths reported to ecdc as quoted on page 27 was corrected from 2900 to 37 pandemic influenza and interpandemic influenza—similarities and differences of swine influenza in 1976 that was feared to have pandemic potential but in fact never achieved human-to-human. Key scientists behind world health organization advice on stockpiling of pandemic flu drugs had financial ties with companies which stood to profit, an investigation has found the british medical journal says the scientists had openly declared these interests in other publications yet who made no mention of the links. The swine flu pandemic cost the country 457 lives and more than £12 billion, the official report into the outbreak has revealed 1:35pm bst 01 jul 2010 figures in the report show that britain spent £654 million preparing for a possible flu pandemic, and £587 million responding to the h1n1 outbreak – a total of £ 124.
National pandemic flu service is stood down march 2010 18 march: total uk deaths: 457 342 in england 69 in scotland 28 in wales 18 in northern ireland april 2010 1 april: antiviral medicines no longer available from national stockpiles antiviral collection points in england are closed the swine flu information. Swine flu was the popular name for flu caused by a relatively new type of flu virus responsible for a global flu outbreak (or pandemic) in 2009-10 it's now just a normal type of seasonal flu problems – and pregnant women on august 10 2010, the world health organization (who) declared the pandemic officially over.
That's about the same as a normal flu season so the figure confirms the popular impression that the h1n1 flu pandemic of 2009 was a paper tiger, as these things go or as one npr listener suggested back in early 2010, the headline might be: despite puffed-up fears, swine flu was a complete and. An epidemic is defined as an outbreak of a contagious disease that is rapid and widespread, affecting many individuals at the same time the swine flu outbreak in mexico fit this definition a pandemic is an epidemic that. Another version of the same virus was involved in the 1918 flu pandemic that killed 30 million to 50 million people, or 2 percent of the world's population at the time [5 scariest disease outbreaks of the past century] as the end of the swine- flu pandemic was announced in 2010, the world health. The 1510 outbreak had a high morbidity but low mortality, killing primarily children and those who had been over-bleed (morens et al, 2010) francesco the politics of naming flu pandemics came to the fore like never before in 2009 as neither mexico or swine producers wanted the flu named after them.
Mja • volume 192 number 7 • 5 april 2010 what did we do well in the first year of pandemic (h1n1) 2009, and what can we do better n mexico in april 2009, a new h1n1 pandemic plans seem to assume a case-fatality rate of 1% or more however, a different approach could be better for a virus such as swine flu. Why did 30 senior pharmaceutical reps meet with the who director general just before the peak of the swine flu mass hysteria.
The ph1n1 ha had evolved from the avian-origin 1918 pandemic influenza h1n1 virus, which is thought to have entered human and swine as of april 2010, laboratory-confirmed infections with ph1n1 influenza virus have been identified in 212 countries and overseas territories, and 15,000. Methods content analysis of 2374 newsprint articles published in eight uk national newspapers between 1 march 2009 and 28 february 2010 results newsprint coverage of the swine flu epidemic was immense the threat from swine flu was portrayed as greatest in the spring and summer of 2009 when. This article was written by dr susan keam, derived from material presented by dr bernard street on 6 september 2010 at racma/hkccm 2010 in 2009 australia experienced an outbreak of h1n1 influenza, commonly known as swine flu this was part of a worldwide swine flu pandemic, declared as such by the who. A new strain of influenza a virus, with quadruple segment translocation in its rna , caused an outbreak of human infection in april 2009 in usa and pb2 of pandemic swine-origin influenza virus does not result in enhanced virulence or transmission j virol 201084:3752–8 [pmc free article] [pubmed.
In june 2010, scientists from hong kong reported discovery of a new swine flu virus which is a hybrid of the pandemic h1n1 virus and viruses previously found in pigs it is the first report of a reassortment of the pandemic virus, which in humans has been slow to evolve nancy cox, head of the influenza division at the us. Besides h3n2, the two other flu strains causing illness are h1n1, an influenza strain that caused the 2009-2010 swine flu pandemic but is now a regular human flu virus, and an influenza b strain h1n1 viruses don't tend to be as bad for the elderly those over 65 because those individuals were most likely.  the pandemic was declared to be over in august 2010 this pandemic was caused by h1n1 influenza a virus that represents a quadruple reassortment of two swine strains, one human strain, and one avian strain of influenza the largest proportion of genes came from swine influenza virus obviously, we learned that this. Independent review into the response to the 2009 swine flu pandemic an independent review into the uk's strategic response to the 2009 swine flu pandemic has been published published 1 july 2010 from: cabinet office.