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Critique of the Link between Swine-origin H1N1 Influenza A Virus and Dental Practice: “Unraveling the Facts”

Harshita Pandey, Pradeep Tangade, Vikas Singh, Ankita Jain, Abhishek Jain, Rangoli Srivastava

Keywords : Awareness, Dentist, H1N1 influenza, Immunization, Preventive measures

Citation Information : Pandey H, Tangade P, Singh V, Jain A, Jain A, Srivastava R. Critique of the Link between Swine-origin H1N1 Influenza A Virus and Dental Practice: “Unraveling the Facts”. J Oral Health Comm Dent 2023; 17 (2):62-65.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10062-0169

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 29-08-2023

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2023; The Author(s).


Although the swine influenza A (H1N1) virus mostly affects pigs, it can potentially infect people. Being in close contact with an infected person increases the risk of contracting the virus since it spreads by respirational droplets. Dental workers must be watchful in order to stop the transmission of the H1N1 virus in the dental context, where close contact with patients is frequent. Intensification in public health awareness of influenza developed health education, prevention, and immunization. In conclusion, this in-depth analysis combines the most recent information on the relationship between the H1N1 flu and oral health. It also emphasizes the need for more investigation into the precise mechanisms of H1N1 infection in the oral cavity and the long-term dental effects of H1N1 flu.

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