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The H1N1 Swine Flu Pandemic

Historical Events

Swine Flu Pandemic

2009-03-28 The first cases of H1N1 swine flu in the United States occur in two people in California

  • 2009-06-11 The World Health Organization declares H1N1 swine flu to be a global pandemic, the first such incident in over forty years

Historic Event

2009-12-20 US President Barack Obama receives his vaccine jab against swine flu

  • 2009-12-27 The World Health Organization says 208 countries, territories and communities have reported H1N1 cases, including at least 12,220 deaths
  • 2010-01-26 The World Health Organization rejects claims that it overstated the severity of the swine flu pandemic under pressure from vaccine companies
  • 2017-08-23 India toll from swine flu rises above 1000 for the year, 22,186 cases reported

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