Battling Novel H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu) (SWINE FLU, SWINE INFLUENZA, PIG FLU)
Swine Influenza has been of great concern world-wide in the recent months. The first human cases with acute respiratory syndrome, infected with a new strain of swine A (H1N1) have been reported from Mexico. A high proportion of cases with pneumonia required mechanical ventilation, and in fatal cases the progression of the disease was rapid. Health care workers (HCWs) and their family members with close contact are among those affected. This swine Influenza A virus is a novel reassortant with high pathogenicity at least in Mexico (US cases so far have been milder).