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Online Flu Survey May Help Protect against Future Pandemics

Tools like this online system for measuring influenza trends may help physicians and public health officials prepare for outbreaks in the future.

Noting that the “potential danger of future epidemics and pandemics of influenza could be reduced thanks to an online survey being conducted by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine,” Ellen Brooks-Pollock and Ken Eames explain how their mathematical models of the spread and severity of flu “can help provide predictive information needed to protect the public in the future and be more prepared for emergencies” such as the most recent H1N1 pandemic.

Read more about the science behind the survey here.

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