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Top 41 interesting facts about Swine Flu

Following is our collection of incredible Swine Flu fact check articles and charts explaining insights about Swine Flu. Sometimes weird, funny, and true Swine Flu facts.

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What is Swine Flu?
  1. Influenza virus A (H1N1) was the type responsible for the Spanish Flu pandemic in 1918 (between 50 and 100 million people died) and the Swine Flu pandemic in 2009 (as many as 579,000 people died).

  2. The reason that Pigs are the enemy in the Angry Birds franchise was due to the epidemic of Swine Flu outbreak back in 2009

  3. The influenza A virus is the virus that was responsible for the Spanish Flu in 1918, the Swine Flu in 2009, the Asian Flu in 1957, the Honk Kong Flu in 1968, the Bird Flu in 2004, and other infections that have affected pigs and birds as well.

  4. When a remote community in Canada's North requested assistance with a possible outbreak of Swine Flu, the health department instead sent dozens of body bags.

  5. The 2009 H1N1 swine flu outbreak killed 200 000 people around the world, 80% of them younger than 65

  6. A variant of H1N1, also known as Swine Flu Outbreak, was also the cause of the deadly Spanish Flu of 1918

  7. In 2009, Health Canada sent body bags to Aboriginal reserves in Manitoba in response to a request for medication and medical kits for swine flu treatment

  8. During the 2009 swine flu outbreak, a UK council planned to use 19th century catacombs to store dead bodies normally used as a tourist attraction

  9. In Swine Flu Outbreak 2009, about 57 million Americans (1 in 5) caught the swine flu virus, H1N1.

  10. Increased cases of Narcolepsy were linked to the H1N1 “swine flu” vaccination in Scandinavian and other European countries.

Data charts about Swine flu

swine flu fact data chart about Comparison of Cases and Deaths between COVID 19, SARS and Sw
Comparison of Cases and Deaths between COVID 19, SARS and Swine Flu

What are some fun facts about swine flu?

the Pandemic Drive Through was invented by Dr. Eric Weiss in 2009 and tested at Stanford Hospital in response to the H1N1 (Swine Flu).

The 1976 swine flu vaccine caused an increased risk of Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS) -- but only about 1 additional case of GBS per 100,000 people inoculated

H1N1 virus (swine flu) continues to circulate as a seasonal flu virus, and cause illness, hospitalization, and deaths worldwide every year.

the H1N1 (swine flu) virus from the 2009 pandemic is still prevalent and is now the most reported flu in the USA.

the Swine Flu (H1N1) in 2009 was declared as a pandemic by WHO which it had killed an estimated 151,000 - 575,000 people in the one year before it became a seasonal flu.

There was a virus scare in 2009 (H1N1, Swine Flu) that a lot of people were worried about and then faded out of the news. It ended up infecting up to 20% of the world population and killing up to 579,000 people.

Swine flu virus body structure in this pic

Why human get swine flu and how it spread around world

the H1N1 Swine Flu killed over 12,000 Americans from 2009-2010

the 2009-10 Swine Flu pandemic lasted 16 months, infected 700-1400 million people, and likely killed 500.000 people. It was the second pandemic involving H1N1 flu virus, the first one being the Spanish Flu of 1918.

11% to 21% of the population was infected during the swine flu epidemic of 2009 - fact check

H1N1 (Swine Flu) was the same strain as the Spanish flu and the 2009 outbreak killed ≈160,000-600,000 people.

the 2009 H1N1 swine flu killed 12,469 people in the US the first year, and in 2019, over 18,000 people were killed by the seasonal flu

The 1976 Swine Flu Vaccine 'Fiasco' Fueled Anti-Vaccine Sentiment That Continues To This Day.

The H1N1 swine flu virus originated in North Carolina, United States and was "the product of intensive farming."

The 2009 H1N1 swine flu was classified as a global pandemic; estimated 284,000 deaths and 61,000,000 cases. The CDC and WHO stopped counting deaths/cases after a certain point. The actual values are more than 15x the recorded and could be much higher than the estimated.

the 2009 "swine flu" was contracted by between 11% and 21% of the global population at the time

In the 2009 Swine Flu Pandemic, almost 1 in 10 of the global population died. - fact check

H1N1 or the Swine Flu has not not been eradicated in human population, and has become a seasonal flu in Taiwan.

The H1N1 virus or the Swine Flu has not being totally eradicated from human population, and become a part of the seasonal flu in Taiwan.

Swine Flu outbreak 2009 (H1N1) Pandemic killed 14,822 worldwide/3600 in North America - fact check

The 1976 Swine Flu outbreak, where the flu itself caused one death, but the US government pushed vaccine developed for it gave 450 people the paralyzing Guillain-Barré syndrome.

What the ‘H’ and ‘N’ represent in influenza A viruses like H1N1 (Swine flu). They represent the proteins Hemagglutinin and Neuraminidase, which are 2 of the 11 proteins that are found in an influenza A virus. They’re particularly important in drug research and activation of antibodies.

What the ‘H’ and ‘N’ represent in influenza A viruses like H1N1 (Swine flu). They represent the proteins Hemagglutinin and Neuraminidase, which are 2 of the 11 proteins that are found in an influenza A virus. They’re particularly important in drug research and activation of antibodies.

the first pandemic drive-thru was invented by Dr. Eric Weiss and tested at Stanford Hospital in 2009 to combat the spread of H1N1 Swine Flu.