Influenza A (H1N1)pdm09
Influenza A (H1N1)pdm09 was a novel influenza virus detected among people in the spring of 2009 and caused the first influenza pandemic in more than 40 years. This virus is now a regular human seasonal flu virus and continues to circulate seasonally worldwide, and also circulates in pigs.
- Although the World Health Organization announced the pandemic was over in August 2010, Influenza A (H1N1)pdm09 is still circulating.
- Getting the flu vaccine is your best protection against H1N1.
- You cannot get Influenza A (H1N1)pdm09 from properly handled and cooked pork or pork products.
- Symptoms of Influenza A (H1N1)pdm09 are similar to seasonal flu symptoms.
More from flu.gov: 2009 H1N1 (originally referred to as Swine Flu)