Influenza A virus subtype H1N1

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  • Raymond Wang Essay

    “Wang said he decided to tackle the problem when he discovered that few people in the airline industry were actively working on ways to improve the quality of airplane air” (Brown). During flight, many pathogens come on board with the passengers such as: Influenza, Sars (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome), Tuberculosis, H1N1(Swine Flu), Meningococcal disease, and Ebola. “Wang referenced two cases of these viruses spreading on a plane, with the H1N1 flu virus spreading it to 17 other travelers and Sars spreading to 22 passengers” (McGuire). One passenger with H1N1 spread to 17 people in that flight and was spread to 22 people during that flight even though the air filtration system is supposed to eliminate these. The reason why these illnesses are being spread easily through a plane is because these pathogens are not given the chance to go through the filtration…

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  • Join The Flu Fighter Analysis

    Firstly, typical features of any informative writing are facts and statistics. The producer of ‘Join the Flu Fighters’ uses many facts to promote the value of the programme and give information to the consumers. Some examples are: “90 percent effective”, “caused by a highly infectious virus” and bluntness at the beginning of answering questions – e.g. “yes/no”. Statistics are very effective in informative writing, they increase trust between producer-consumer, they increase reliability of the…

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  • Research Paper On Influenza

    Influenza is a very serious pathogen, causing widespread mortality across the world. The young, the elderly and those who have a comprised immune system are most at risk. Seasonal strains are common and can kill over 50,000 people a year1. Influenza can also produce pandemic strains which spread very quickly and can originate from animals such as birds or swine. An example of this is the 1918 influenza pandemic, strain H1N1 which was identified to have originated in birds and killed between…

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  • Outline For Swine Flu

    days. Though not everyone with swine flu will have a fever. The patient will have muscle or body aches, and it usually severe. Chest discomfort, coughing, headaches, and fatigue and weakness are the most common symptoms with H1N1 virus. Some people may have diarrhea and vomiting. This is very common in children. In children, the emergency warning signs of the H1N1 virus are: fast breathing or trouble breathing, bluish skin color, and not drinking enough fluids. They will constantly be…

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  • Influenza Virus H1n1

    Question 1 (part A) The World Health Organisation (WHO) “declared a pandemic of a novel subtype A (H1N1) influenza virus, A (H1N1) pdm09, which originated in swine” (The Australian Immunisation Handbook 2013, p. 245). Based on the “Australian influenza report 2009-5th to the 11th of December (www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/Content/cda-ozflu-2009) there were 37,484 confirmed cases of pandemic (H1N1)md09 and 192 pandemic influenza associated deaths reported in Australia. H1N1,…

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  • Influenza Case Studies

    Introduction Influenza is part of the Orthomyxoviridae viral family and has three subtypes A, B and C. All three subtypes infect humans, the most common subtypes causing infection are A and B. The common/seasonal flu are results of both A and B subtypes and the cause of 8,000 deaths on average per year in the UK. The previous influenza pandemics have been the result of the A subtype (PHE, 2014, CDC, 2015, Webster et al, 2013). The Influenza viruses are “filamentous enveloped particles”…

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  • Swine Flu Or H1N1 Influenza

    This report investigates the disease Swine flu, also known as human swine influenza or H1N1 Influenza. An outbreak of this disease has already occurred in the recent past as it made headlines back in 2009 when it was declared a pandemic because of the factors that is was a contagious disease quickly affecting many people throughout the world or on multiple continents at once. The virus had not previously been identified meaning the flu had extreme research put into so that information on it…

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  • Influenza Research Paper

    important highly pathogenic infection diseases namely Legionellosis and Influenza remains even today a threat to global health. They can cause severe community-acquired pneumonia with respiratory failure but they can also generate hospital-acquired infections.1 Moreover Legionella infection could attribute to influenza infection. The cause of influenza was definitively resolved back in 1930s with the isolation of swine influenza; a virus which when administered intranasally to susceptible…

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  • Influenza Virus Essay

    There are three types of the Influenza strain and each strain deals with a different part of the body. This infection is commonly associated today as the common cold. Influenza A and B can lead to a lot of repertory problems and sometimes even death. What makes this disease so deadly that it is easily spread from host to host. Influenza changes over time to make sure that the bacteria attack the immune system. This change causes the antibodies do not recognize the changing bacteria. Influenza…

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  • Types Of Influenza Epidemic

    source of Influenza comes from wild bird’s right around the 1900s and spread very quickly to other birds that died. Some of these wild birds were carriers of the Influenza virus who passed the virus through the air onto other animals such as chickens, and then passed it on to pigs who then passed it on to humans. The symptoms of the Flu are fever, coughing, sneezing, and severe pain of the body starting in the respiratory area which is highly contagious and is spread through the air from human…

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