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H1N1 Flu Acts Much Like Its Seasonal Cousin
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"Our results are further confirmation that 2009 pandemic H1N1 and seasonal flu have similar transmission dynamics. People seem to be similarly infectious when ill with either pandemic or seasonal flu, and the viruses are likely to spread in similar ways," said Benjamin Cowling, lead author of a study appearing in the June 10 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.
The good news is that this means the preventive measures health authorities have been recommending, such as frequent hand washing, should be equally effective against pandemic flu.
"Influenza is very difficult to contain, but current measures including the availability of pandemic H1N1 vaccines should be able to mitigate the worst of any further epidemics," added Cowling, who is an assistant professor at the School of Public Health at the University of Hong Kong.
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