H2N2, H5N1, SARS…behind these abbreviations lie some poorly defined biological organisms we call viruses. For several months one of them, H1N1, still benign, has been spreading rapidly across all continents. By relying on the facts of the current propagation and evolution of this flu virus, this documentary takes a scientific look at this new strain to fully understand how an entity measuring only 250 nanometres, ‘’born’’ in Mexico and incapable of reproducing by itself, can generate a pandemic! Faced with the tidal wave of information, interpretation and media hype, this film tries to provide a clear explanation of H1N1.
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