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Slowing the Next Pandemic: Survey of Community Mitigation Strategies


During the next influenza pandemic, it will take time to develop a vaccine and there may be limited medication to treat or prevent illness. To slow the spread of disease, CDC and other public health officials will likely ask Americans to decrease contact with others through altering work schedules, school dismissals and other measures. Researchers recently surveyed the public to see whether people could follow those recommendations and what kind of impact they might have. Created: 4/15/2008 by Emerging Infectious Diseases. Date Released: 4/29/2008. Series Name: Emerging Infectious Diseases.

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