NIH scientists consider fate of pandemic H1N1 flu virus – 1
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. Scientists estimate that about 59 percent of the U.S. population have some immunity to the 2009 pandemic H1N1 flu virus. Dr. Anthony Fauci at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases explains, this is because they were exposed to related viruses or vaccines prior to 2009, were immunized against it, or developed immunity following infection.
Fauci: One of the things people wonder now, as we come through next cycle the year after, what is going to happen with H1N1?
Narrator: He says it is unlikely to come back as a pandemic, but recommends the seasonal flu vaccine for everyone older than six months. For details visit, niaid.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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