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H1N1 Influenza ("Swine Flu")

H1N1 Influenza A ("Swine Flu")

Influenza (or flu) is a viral infection of the nose, throat, bronchial tubes and lungs.  The current worldwide flu outbreak commonly known as "swine flu" is caused by a virus known as influenza A (H1N1). It originated in animals, recently spread to humans, and can be transmitted from person to person. It contains a combination of genes from flu viruses that infect humans, birds and pigs.

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DOE employees may contact the local DOE site occupational Occupational Health Center or DOE Headquarters Health Unit if you develop symptoms at work. A list of the DOE Site Occupational Medicine Clinics in the field and at HQ is available: http://www.hss.energy.gov/HealthSafety/occmed/directory.html 

For more information about the DOE response to 2009 H1N1 Flu (swine flu):
Bonnie Richter, PhD, MPH, Epidemiologist and Pandemic Influenza Coordinator (301-903-4501) bonnie.richter@hq.doe.gov
Michael Ardaiz, MD, MPH, CPH, Chief Medical Officer (301-903- 9910) michael.ardaiz@hq.doe.gov 



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