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12GTHBY1 - Infectious Disease: Swine Flu

This unit explores the causes and spread of disease and how humans respond to invading pathogens. Disease is caused by various pathogens that are transmitted between individuals and populations in many different ways.


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 Check the most recent newspaper and magazine articles from Australia regarding Swine Flu.


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‘Socioeconomic factors affecting the scenario of the first influenza (swine flu) pandemic of 21st century : During March-April 2009, a new episode of highly contagious respiratory infection (influenza) was emerged from Mexico which was found to be caused by a novel strain of the influenza virus H1N1 believed to be originated from swine and thus widely called as swine flu. The disease soon spread widely across many countries through human to human transmission and World Health Organization (WHO) declared that as first influenza pandemic of 21st century with pandemic alert phase 6 on 11 June 2009. The disease has been declared to move into post-pandemic phase on 10 August 2010. It was estimated that more than 200 million people were affected worldwide from this pandemic influenza causing death of more than 17000 people. Children, young adults and pregnant women were particularly susceptible to the disease.



Guidance for School Administrators to Help Reduce the Spread of Seasonal Influenza in K-12 Schools: This document from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, provides guidance to help reduce the spread of seasonal influenza (flu) among students and staff in K-12 schools.

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Schools close as swine flu tally increases (June 2009): Schools close as swine flu tally increases (June 2009): The number of confirmed swine flu cases in Western Australia as hit 22, the WA Health Department said today. Authorities also said there were another 11 probably cases of swine flu in WA. The latest cases involve four boys from Scotch College, which has forced the prestigious school to close its doors to students in years five, six and seven.

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Curson, P, & Pillsbury, A 2010, 'Swine Flu -- The First Pandemic Of The 21St Century', Geodate, 23, 2, pp. 2-6, Australia/New Zealand Reference Centre, EBSCOhost, viewed 16 June 2016.

Pirattauta 2009, Swine flu propagation animation, online video, 6 June, accessed 16 June 2016, <>.

Swine flu 2016. Britannica School. Retrieved 16 June 2016, from