Why swine flu causing virus is named as H1N1?Any back ground? or just like that.
Influenza A viruses all have 2 proteins on them, coded the "H" protein and the "N" protein. There are about 15 different types of H, and 8 - 9 different types of N (can't remember precise numbers, but roughly). Not all infect humans by a long chalk, some types infect birds, other pigs, etc.
Each flu sub-type is classifed by the type of the two proteins it contains.
The dominent flu type affecting people during the flu winter season each year can change - the two most common are H1N1 and H3N2. The other one which people can get at the moment is H1N2.
H5N1 is the potentially very nasty bird flu there's been a lot of fuss about over the past decade or so.
The Spanihs flu in 1918 - 1919 was an H1N1 strain. I think, though I could have remembered incorrectly, that the pandemics in the 1950s and 1960s were H1N2.
You could write a hub about that
(From another account of course)
very nice. Thank u for information.As ryankett is telling, you could have written a hub. May I expect that.To add to this, why swine flu is called as Influenza A? any thing about this.
by fishskinfreak20086 years ago
OK, the question now becomes not "if" swine flu will strike, but "when" and 'how severe will the outbreak be?'
by tal g mel6 years ago
Are we before the peak?
by Mizzery Chick6 years ago
Here's my dilemma. My son's school is offering the swine flu vaccine in mist form for free. I have to sign a permission form before they will give it to him and I'm iffy on whether or not to let him have it. He's 5, by...
by Dorsi Diaz7 years ago
This will probably be the most important message I've ever posted here in the forums. This message is not meant to create panic but to let you know about the urgency of the situation.You have a very small window of...
by megs786 years ago
I need some advice here. We are in the midst of our vaccination campaign and I am being forced to make a decision on whether or not to vaccinate my children. I just don't know what to do. On one hand,...
by manlypoetryman7 years ago
Estimates concerning the virus as stated today when I glanced at a News Home page: It could kill between 30,000 and 90,000 people just in the United States and as many as 1.8 million people could be hospitalized.Media...
Copyright © 2016 HubPages Inc. and respective owners.
Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners.
HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc.
HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.