There are 3 types (A, B and C) of the influenza virus that can cause flu. Each has subtypical strain. H1N1 is a strain of the type A virus. H1N1 is what epidemiologists call a “triple reassortment” virus because it combines genes from different flu viruses, viral strains that normally affect pigs (swine flu), along with birds (avian flu) and human flu strains.
The invention of vaccines is no doubt, one of the greatest thing that had happened in medical science. The medical accomplishment it has done in providing immunity from various illnesses cannot be discounted, the world would have still be struggling to eradicate various deadly diseases if it were not of the medical breakthrough.
There are stories that feed the fantasy of genetic invincibility that rehashes family fables for everyone to hear saying, “After all, we are a family of good stock and illness has never been a concern to us, so we can live and eat as we please”.
Viruses, not bacteria are the cause of common cold, influenza and most coughs. Antibiotics are only effective against bacterial illnesses and in some cases when used against cold or flu they can do more harm than good, the expert warned.