H1N1 Flu is an influenza virus that causes illness in people. This new virus was first detected in people in the United States in April 2009. The virus spreads from person-to-person in the same way that regular seasonal influenza viruses spread. Flu viruses are spread mainly from person to person through coughing or sneezing by infected persons. Sometimes people may become infected by touching something – such as a surface or object – with flu viruses on it and then touching their mouth or nose.
Trust for America's Health Report - Pandemic Flu Preparedness: Lessons From the Frontlines
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