H1N1

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Influenza nomenclature

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The strain classified as containing hemagglutinin type 1, and neuraminidase type 1.

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H1N1 (uncountable)

  1. (medicine) A strain of influenza, the most common cause of flu in humans; also the strain responsible for swine flu.
    • 2010, Malcolm Knox, The Monthly, April 2010, Issue 55, The Monthly Ptd Ltd, page 44:
      The current H1N1 virus (swine flu) is a mixture of avian flus that passed through pigs to humans.

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