Essay on Health Assignment

Submitted By bradybartels
Words: 366
Pages: 2

Brady Bartels & Kamari Millison
Annie Keller

April 20, 2015
Room 209
Swine Flu
H1N1 was first discovered in early 2009. A few months after the first swine flu cases were reported, rates of confirmed H1N1-related illness were increasing in much of the world. When scientists finally realized how easily you could get H1N1 and how fast it spread they declared it a global pandemic. Today you can get H1N1 by eating contaminated pork, touching a contaminated surface or inhaling contaminated material. In August 2010 the pandemic was officially declared over but there are still many reported cases not only in the US, but in many other countries as well. H1N1 is included in the seasonal flu vaccine.
Swine flu has a variety of symptoms including:
Sore throat.
Body aches.

Runny or stuffy nose. Fatigue.
What we learned

My partner and I have learned that Swine Flu (H1N1) is a rare respiratory infection that infects about 20k to 200k people each year. we have also learned that vaccines are available for different kinds of swine flu. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration
(FDA) approved the new swine flu vaccine for use in the United States on September 15, 2009.
Studies by the National Institutes of Health show a single dose creates enough antibodies to protect against the virus within about 10 days.
In the aftermath of the 2009 pandemic, several studies were conducted to see who received