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H1N1 Influenza: The Year in Review
In April 2009, one year ago, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) scientists identified an influenza virus that had never been reported anywhere in the world. The discovery ignited a comprehensive response to protect against the new virus - the H1N1 flu. Scientists developed a safe and effective vaccine. Vaccine manufacturers worked day and night to get as much vaccine out the door as fast as possible. Doctors and nurses worked around the clock to care for patients who became ill, schools helped teach kids how to prevent the spread of the flu, and HHS' top flu experts led the most comprehensive vaccination program in our lifetime.
H1N1 Flu in Review: The HHS Response
In the Spring of 2009, a new flu virus spread quickly across the United States and the world. The US government coordinated a public health emergency response within the states that saved lives and helped limit the impact of the outbreak.