What flu was around in 1999?
During May-September 1999, an outbreak of influenza A(H3N2) virus infections occurred among tourists to Alaska and the Yukon Territory (2). A summer outbreak of influenza A(H3N2) occurred among travelers to the same region in 1998 (3,4).
Was there a pandemic in 1997?
The 1997 Hong Kong outbreak of an avian influenzalike virus, with 18 proven human cases, many severe or fatal, highlighted the challenges of novel influenza viruses.
Was there a virus in 1996?
The 1996 influenza type A(H3N2) epidemic reported from New Zealand was the largest since the revision of their surveillance program in 1990 (3). Characterization of influenza virus isolates.
What virus was in 1999?
Influenza A (H3N2) viruses were the predominant viruses isolated in the United States and worldwide during 1999-2000. This was the third consecutive year that influenza A/Sydney/05/97-like (H3N2) viruses were the most prevalent viruses isolated in the United States.
What was the flu strain in 2000?
Synopsis: The 2000-01 influenza season was mild in the United States and was the first season since 1995-96 that influenza A(H3N2) viruses did not predominate. The predominant strain nationwide this season was influenza A(H1N1).
Do pandemics last forever?
The truth of the matter is that pandemics always end. And to date vaccines have never played a significant role in ending them. (That doesn’t mean vaccines aren’t playing a critical role this time. Far fewer people will die from Covid-19 because of them.)