H1N1 swine flu virus

Related links for ‘Big Picture: Influenza’ special issue

A series of links to useful content about swine flu and related issues

Swine flu  everything you need to know

Government health and travel advice and more information on what swine flu is, what to do if you think you have it and what is being done to help combat it.

Guide to swine flu

NHS advice broken up into useful sections.

Swine flu: what you need to know

A ‘New Scientist’ article about swine flu.

Pandemic (H1N1) 2009

A World Health Organization guide to swine flu, including FAQs, statements and guidance documents.

Q&A: advice about swine flu

BBC News ‘medical notes’ advice on swine flu.

Centre of the Cell interactive influenza epidemic game

Assume the role of Minister of Health and stop a new flu virus from spreading.

Flu Wiki

Documenting the current flu outbreak with a wiki that anyone can edit.

Live swine flu Tweet map

Read what is being tweeted about swine flu around the world.

Spotlight on influenza

Working with a number of UK and international partners, the Wellcome Trust has responded to the emergence of a number of influenza events by initiating a number of influenza-related activities in order to identify and facilitate priority research.

PiggiFlu is coming

An interactive classroom activity from UPD8.

Computer simulation captures immune response to flu

An article from ‘Science Daily’, 20 May 2009.

Lead image:

A model of the H1N1 virus, which causes ‘swine flu’. The name H1N1 refers to the types of haemagglutinin and neuraminidase proteins on the surface of the virus. There are roughly ten times as many haemagglutinin proteins (red) as neuraminidase (yellow). In the centre is the single-stranded viral RNA (purple).

Anna Tanczos/Wellcome Images CC BY NC ND

About this resource

This resource was first published in ‘Influenza special issue’ in October 2009.

Immunology, Medicine, Health, infection and disease
Influenza special issue
Education levels:
16–19, Continuing professional development