International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 1, Issue 7, Part C (2015)
Swine Flu: Quadruple reassortant” Virus
Dr. Mayank Sharma
Swine flu also known as H1N1 is a new influenza virus which is a respiratory disease of pig has become the world’s fastest moving influenza pandemic, sweeping across many countries in a short span of time. It transmitted to humans via contact with infected pigs or environments contaminated with swine influenza viruses. The scientists call this a ‘quadruple reassortant” virus. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) worldwide more than 209 countries and overseas territories or communities have reported laboratory confirmed cases of pandemic influenza H1N1. Respiratory failure resulting from severe pneumonia and acute respiratory distress syndrome is main reason for most of the death. This is a dangerous scenario in 21st century. So, there is a need to prevent and to treat the swine flu all over the world.
How to cite this article:
Dr. Mayank Sharma. Swine Flu: Quadruple reassortant” Virus. International Journal of Applied Research. 2015; 1(7): 159-161.