H1N1 flu one year later

June 4, 2010 1:53:12 PM PDT
It was one year ago that global panic began over the H1N1 flu. So, where is it now?

The World Health Organization says the virus is still considered pandemic or widespread but the numbers have slowed down considerably.

Experts believe that the swine flu will settle into the regular fall/winter outbreak pattern that people are used to. They say this type of major viral shift occurs every few decades with influenza.

So, H1N1 will probably mount a resurgence this fall and wane again in the spring of next year, the polar opposite of how it first appeared on the scene in 2009.

In the meantime the new flu vaccine will include the H1N1 strain.


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