Swine Flu Pandemic 2009

During March and April 2009, a swine flu outbreak in Mexico infected over 350 people and was responsible several deaths.

The infection featured a new virus variant that combined several strains of influenza virus A, subtype H1N1, occurring both in humans and pigs.

The earliest confirmed case was reported in Perote, Veracruz on April 2 with the first fatality reported in Oaxaca nearly two weeks later on April 13.

Several reports suggested that a collection of farms in Perote belonging to the world's largest pork producer- US-based Simthfield, may have been the source of the swine flu outbreak.

Regardless of the source, by the time the outbreak was identified it was too late to be contained, and soon after cases were reported throughout the Americas, Europe, Oceania, and parts of Asia.

Below is collection of links, stories, and information relating to the outbreak:

Blogs tracking swine flu outbreak developments:

You can also visit our Swine Flu Fact Sheet for more information.