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Swine Flu's Toll on Military, Young People
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Singapore Study Shows Certain Groups Have Higher H1N1 Swine Flu Infection Rates
Reviewed By Laura J. Martin, MD
April 13, 2010 -- Military personnel and young people had higher swine flu infection rates when the disease swept Singapore in 2009, a new study finds.
The finding comes from an analysis of blood samples taken from nearly 3,000 people before, during, and after the H1N1 swine flu was detected in Singapore from June to September 2009.
Scientists found variations in antibody levels in the groups tested, which included 838 people from the general population, 1,213 military members, 558 from an acute care hospital, and 300 people (staff and residents) from long-term care facilities.
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