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AN UPDATE ON “SWINE FLU” INFLUENZA H1N1 VIRUS

Rama Shukla* and Dr. L. K. Omray

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This review discuss about viral infection commonly referred to as “swine flu” which has been reported to spread from one person to another by direct or indirect physical contact. In the past, transmission was limited but now days; transmission of this virus is rapid as it is spreading through air. Influenza A virus has been circulating worldwide resulting serious illness and deaths globally. This cross species infections (from swine flu virus to man and human flu virus to pigs) have found in local areas and did not cause severe infections in either pigs or humans. However, this cross-species found to have the potential to change. Investigators named it as "swine flu" strain. It was first time seen in Mexico, and termed novel H1N1 flu since it was mainly found infecting people and exhibits two main surface antigens, H1 (hemagglutinin type 1) and N1 (neuraminidase type1). In India, swine flu virus that speeded since mid of December, 2014 shows amino acid mutations. More than 33,761 people are infected by H1N1 virus in India and around 2,035 of infected people died in March, 2015 reportedly. This review includes symptom, history, transmission, preventions and treatment, current status in India.

Keywords: Swine flu, Influenza H1N1 virus, Influenza A virus, current status is India.


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