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Identification of the First Chinese Cases of H1N1 Flu


In this podcast, Dr. Scott Dowell discusses the first cases of the new H1N1 influenza virus in China in May 2009, which occurred in three students who had been studying in North America during the early days of the pandemic and returned home to visit their friends and family. Chinese health officials acted swiftly to investigate and determine whether the students had spread their illness to others. The article, which appears in the September 2009 issue of Emerging Infectious Diseases, details what they found. Created: 8/4/2009 by Emerging Infectious Diseases. Date Released: 8/4/2009. Series Name: Emerging Infectious Diseases.

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