World Crisis Database

  • Type: influenza A virus, subtype H1N1
  • Location: Worldwide
Economic Impact
  • Unknown
Human Impact
  • Deaths: 18036
  • Injured: 0
  • Missing: 0
  • Displaced: 0
Resources Needed
  • Research is needed to help develop drugs like Tamiflu, a drug that currently inhibits the virus from spreading within the body, but does not effectively treat it.
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Flu Pandemic of 2009



The 2009 flu pandemic or swine flu was an influenza pandemic, and the second of the two pandemics involving H1N1 influenza virus (the first of them was the 1918 flu pandemic), albeit in a new version.

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