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.
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:
For more information about the DOE response to 2009 H1N1 Flu
Bonnie Richter, PhD, MPH, Epidemiologist and Pandemic Influenza
Michael Ardaiz, MD, MPH, CPH, Chief Medical Officer (301-903- 9910)