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Swine Flu… Round Two?

Is another H1N1/Swine Flu scare going to happen again?

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The Swine Flu/H1N1 flu caused problems worldwide.

Swine Flu, also known as H1N1, caused worldwide panic last year when it sickened millions of people. As the temperatures change, people have begun asking, “Are we going to be hit with round two of H1N1?”

The answer, thankfully, is no.

Even though the virus is still circulating, enough people have been vaccinated or have been sickened with H1N1 to prevent another H1N1 crisis.

However, scientists aren’t ruling anything out. Influenza viruses can mutate just enough to start infecting people again.

The best plan of defense? Get a vaccine (and don’t panic!)

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Margaret Aprison

Margaret is a graduate of Indiana University with a degree in Telecommunications and a minor in Psychology. The daughter of two scientists, Margaret has been surrounded by the subject her entire life. She enjoys social media, writing, television, and, of course, science!

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