What You Need To Know
The world is about 10 years overdue for a major global flu pandemic and the swine flu outbreak may well be the first wave. Since it first emerged in April, the global swine flu epidemic has sickened more than 1 million Americans and killed about 500. It's also spread around the world, infecting tens of thousands. Like seasonal flu, swine flu is not considered to be a critical disease by itself, but it may cause a worsening of underlying chronic medical conditions. Swine flu remains a cause for concern because of its unpredictable nature.

Facts Aboout Swine Flu H1N1

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For more information visit MedlinePlus® an Interactive Multimedia Tutorial forH1N1 Flu (Swine Flu).
Check local media for updated information on outbrakes: ABC, CBS, and MSNBC.
Visit FluTracker for current data on outbreaks of the Swine Flu.