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Mathematicians have developed a powerful tool to quantify the spread and infectiousness of viruses like the pandemic H1N1 flu strain, which can be used together with modern laboratory techniques to help the healthcare system plan its response to disease outbreaks.
A new model of influenza transmission, published in BioMed Central's open access journal BMC Medicine, using more detailed information about patterns and severity of infection than previous models, finds that cases and transmission rates of H1N1 during the 2009-2010 flu pandemic have been underestimated.
The next time you’re sick, you might want to distance yourself from your dog or cat. Researchers recently explored the possibility of human-to-pet flu transmissions and found evidence that the infection of pets from humans is definitely a cause for concern.
Each year, nearly 2 million people die from tuberculosis – a treatable disease that has been brought under control in the United States, but continues to ravage other parts of the world.
You may have contracted the flu, and already passed it on to your neighbors, before you ever started showing symptoms, according to a new study.
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