Basic Information/FAQ

General Information

The H1N1 flu virus is a new strain of pandemic influenza which is different than the seasonal flu. People have no natural immunity to protect against this virus. The H1N1 flu virus emerged in April 2009 and surveillance of its spread shows that it is affecting more young and healthy people than the regular


seasonal flu, which normally affects seniors and young children. People with underlying medical conditions and pregnant women  may be at a greater risk for severe illness.


Frequently Asked Questions

H1N1 Flu Virus (Human Swine Flu) in Canada