Last Update: Sep 23, 2022.

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Is there a new flu virus?

August 12, 2022—CDC has reported two new human infections with an influenza (flu) virus that usually spreads in pigs, bringing the total number of such infections in the United States during 2022 to three.

Differences between avian flu and pandemic flu Avian flu and pandemic flu are not the same thing. Avian influenza, or "bird flu", is a virus that affects birds. Pandemic flu is human flu that would affect millions of people all around the world. Very rarely, an avian flu virus will infect a person.

The virus was first identified in Mexico in April 2009. It became known as swine flu because it's similar to flu viruses that affect pigs. It spread rapidly from country to country because it was a new type of flu virus that few young people were immune to.

Bird flu, or avian flu, is an infectious type of influenza that spreads among birds. In rare cases, it can affect humans. There are lots of different strains of bird flu virus. Most of them don't infect humans.

Can You Still Get The Flu If You Get A Flu Shot?

It is possible to get the flu even if you receive a dose of flu vaccine. Flu vaccination reduces the risk of flu illness between 40% and 60%. Sometimes people are already exposed to flu virus before getting a flu shot.

Can You Still Get The Flu If You Get A Flu Shot?

After 10 years of evolution, the 1957 flu virus disappeared, having been replaced through antigenic shift by a new influenza A subtype, H3N2, which gave rise to the 1968 flu pandemic.

Infected birds shed bird flu virus through their saliva, mucous and feces. Human infections with bird flu viruses can happen when virus gets into a person's eyes, nose or mouth, or is inhaled.

Infected birds shed bird flu virus through their saliva, mucous and feces. Human infections with bird flu viruses can happen when virus gets into a person's eyes, nose or mouth, or is inhaled.

2009 Swine Flu Pandemic In Canada

The 2009 swine flu pandemic in Canada was part of an epidemic in 2009 of a new strain of influenza A virus subtype H1N1 causing what has been commonly called swine flu.

2009 Swine Flu Pandemic In Canada

Usually, the West Nile virus causes mild, flu-like symptoms. The virus can cause life-threatening illnesses, such as encephalitis, meningitis, or meningoencephalitis. There is no vaccine available to prevent West Nile virus. So, it is important to avoid mosquito bites.

Key takeaways: The yearly flu shot saves lives and prevents serious illness. You need to get a new flu shot each year to stay protected from changes to the flu virus. The flu shot protects you and the people close to you who may be at risk for serious complications from the flu.

The flu, COVID-19, and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) are all highly contagious respiratory infections caused by viruses: The flu by influenza virus, COVID-19 by SARS-CoV-2 virus, and RSV by respiratory syncytial virus. It is possible for a person to be infected with multiple viruses at the same time.

Bird Flu Virus Infections In Humans

Infected birds shed bird flu virus through their saliva, mucous and feces. Human infections with bird flu viruses can happen when virus gets into a person's eyes, nose or mouth, or is inhaled.Mar 10, 2022

Bird Flu Virus Infections In Humans

The flu is caused by an influenza virus. Most people get the flu when they breathe in tiny airborne droplets from the coughs or sneezes of someone who has the flu. You can also catch the flu if you touch something with the virus on it, and then touch your mouth, nose, or eyes. People often confuse colds and flu.

The 2009 swine flu pandemic, caused by the H1N1 influenza virus and declared by the World Health Organization (WHO) from June 2009 to August 2010, is the third recent flu pandemic involving the H1N1 virus (the first being the 1918–1920 Spanish flu pandemic and the second being the 1977 Russian flu).