This news special, published by Nature, is a collection of news and commentaries on the 2009 A(H1N1) influenza virus outbreak, more commonly known as swine flu. It includes interviews with researchers and public health officials, and discusses issues such as the spread of the virus, its virology and its severity.

Nature are maintaining a timeline of the outbreak, and provide links to information and guidelines on broader issues such as dealing with pandemics and historical outbreaks of flu, including bird flu and the 1918 Spanish flu.


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