How Much Do You Know About the H1N1 Virus?

By Aleita Johnson
Maryland Newsline
Friday, Oct. 2, 2009


1. People are holding "swine flu parties" to purposely catch the H1N1 virus from those who are already infected.

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False

2. People 65 and older have the highest risk of getting swine flu.

True
False

3. Eating pork or pork products will increase your chances of catching the H1N1 flu.

True
False

4. The H1N1 flu virus has been spread through drinking water and swimming pools.

True
False

5. A third of adults older than 60 may have antibodies protecting them against the swine flu virus.

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False

6. Those who are infected with the H1N1 virus can only spread it to others while they are sick.

True
False

7. The seasonal flu vaccination provides protection against swine flu.

True
False

8. The 1918 influenza pandemic is thought to be one of the deadliest disease events in human history.

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False

Copyright 2009 University of Maryland Philip Merrill College of Journalism

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