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New Flu Strain Could Infect More than 10,000 in 10 Days


A study by the National Institute of Infectious Diseases estimates that more than 10,000 people in northern Kyushu could be infected within 10 days of an outbreak of a new flu strain. They also point out that if people are encouraged to stay inside at an early stage in the outbreak, the number of people infected could be reduced by up to 85%. The institute thus hopes to stress that a fast governmental response would prevent the spread of infection.

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Published: May 8, 2008 / Last Updated: May 8, 2008

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