2009 swine flu pandemic by country

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2009 Swine Flu Pandemic by Country is a global event that affected various countries in different ways. The Swine Flu, also known as the H1N1 virus, was a pandemic that occurred in 2009. It was first identified in the United States and spread quickly across the world.

Etymology[edit | edit source]

The term "Swine Flu" is derived from the fact that the virus is similar to those that infect pigs. The virus is a new strain of H1N1 that had not previously been seen in humans or animals.

Overview[edit | edit source]

The 2009 Swine Flu Pandemic was a global outbreak of a new strain of H1N1 influenza virus, often referred to colloquially as "swine flu". The virus was first identified in the U.S. in April 2009 and spread quickly to various countries around the world. The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the outbreak a pandemic in June 2009.

Impact by Country[edit | edit source]

The impact of the 2009 Swine Flu Pandemic varied by country. Some countries, such as the United States and Mexico, were hit hard by the pandemic, while others, such as Canada and Australia, were less affected. The pandemic also had a significant impact on global travel and trade.

United States[edit | edit source]

In the United States, the 2009 Swine Flu Pandemic resulted in an estimated 60.8 million cases, with over 274,000 hospitalizations and nearly 12,500 deaths.

Mexico[edit | edit source]

In Mexico, where the virus was first identified, there were an estimated 1.4 million cases of swine flu, with over 1,000 deaths.

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