2009 swine flu pandemic
The 2009 swine flu pandemic lasted from January 2009 to August 2010. It was the second of two pandemics involving H1N1 influenza virus. A follow-up study done in September 2010 showed that the risk of serious illness resulting from the 2009 H 1N1 flu was no higher than that of the yearly seasonal flu.
About 2009 swine flu pandemic in brief
The 2009 swine flu pandemic lasted from January 2009 to August 2010. It was the second of two pandemics involving H1N1 influenza virus. The number of lab-confirmed deaths reported to the World Health Organization is 18,449. A follow-up study done in September 2010 showed that the risk of serious illness resulting from the 2009 H 1N1 flu was no higher than that of the yearly seasonal flu. The WHO uses the term \” 2009 pandemic\” when referring to the event, and officially adopted the name \”Apdm09\” for the virus in 2010, after the conclusion of the pandemic. Controversy arose early on. regarding the wide assortment of terms used by journalists, academics,and officials. Labels like \”H1n1 flu\”, \”Swine flu\”, and variations thereof were typical. Criticism centered on how these names may confuse or mislead the public. Some academics of the time asserted there is nothing wrong with such names, while research published years later concluded that Mexican Americans and Latino Americans had indeed been stigmatized due to the frequent use of term \”Mexican flu\” in the news media. In Israel, objections stemmed from sensitivity to religious restrictions on eating pork in the Jewish and Muslim populations. In South Korea, influenced by the importance of pork and domestic pigs, concerns were made that the situation was unnecessarily confusing. In the U.S., officials speculated that there was no way to prove that the virus had been latent in pigs for several months prior to the outbreak, suggesting a need to increase agricultural surveillance to prevent future outbreaks.
In 2009, S. Korea produced an article with the title “Swine Flu Is Faster Than Swine Fluself” It indicated that the Virus jumped to humans in 2008, probably around September 2008, and probably after June 2008. The virus was later identified as a new strain of H1 N1, which resulted from a previous triple reassortment of bird, swine, and human flu viruses that further combined with a Eurasian pig flu virus, leading to the term “swine flu” Some studies estimated that the actual number of cases including asymptomatic and mild cases could be 700 million to 1. 4 billion people, or 11 to 21 percent of the global population of 6. 8 billion at the time. The Spanish flu infected a much higher proportion of the world population, with the Spanish flu infecting an estimated 500 million people, which was roughly equivalent to a third of theworld population. Unlike most strains of influenza, the Pandemic H1n109 virus does not disproportionately infect adults older than 60 years; this was an unusual and characteristic feature of the H1 n1 pandemic, according to the WHO. The World Organization for Animal Health, an IGO based in Europe, proposed the name “North American influenza” The European Commission adopted the term “novel flu virus” The CDC used names like “Novel influenza A” or “2009 H1S1 flu”