How do people become infected with influenza A (H1N1)?

Outbreaks in humans are now occurring from human-to-human transmission. When infected people cough or sneeze, infected droplets get on their hands, drop onto surfaces, or are dispersed into the air. Another person can breathe in contaminated air, or touch infected hands or surfaces, and be exposed.

Source: Ministry of Health

Image:  A mother puts on a surgical mask for her daughter as they arrive for a H1N1 flu screening at Ram Manohar Lohia hospital in New Delhi Photographs: Fayaz Kabli/Reuters

Image: A mother puts on a surgical mask for her daughter as they arrive for a H1N1 flu screening at Ram Manohar Lohia hospital in New Delhi Photographs: Fayaz Kabli/Reuters



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