Staying Indoors and Avoiding Social Interaction May Contain the Flu Outbreak

January 24, 2015 1:58 PM

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A recently published study shows that “social distancing” was an effective flu prevention measure during the Swine flu outbreak in 2009. Researchers currently recommend that people should stay indoors and avoid social contact during this season’s flu, too.

In early January, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that this season’s flu had already gone pandemic due to a mutation in the virus strings used for vaccine mass production. Subsequently, the flu vaccine efficacy dropped to 23 percent. Usually, a successful flu shot is 60...

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