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Swine flu: lessons we need to learn from our global experience

Collignon, Peter

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There are important lessons to be learnt from the recent 'Swine Flu' pandemic. Before we call it a pandemic, we need to have appropriate trigger points that involve not only the spread of the virus but also its level of virulence. This was not done for H1N1 (swine flu). We need to ensure that we improve the techniques used in trying to decrease the spread of infection-both in the community and within our hospitals. This means improved infection control and hygiene, and the use of masks, alcohol...[Show more]

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Date published: 2011-07-05
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/95659
Source: Emerging health threats journal
DOI: 10.3402/ehtj.v4i0.7169

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