NIH scientists consider fate of pandemic H1N1 flu virus – 2
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. Scientists are reviewing previous pandemic influenza viruses to better understand what the 2009 pandemic H1N1 virus might do this flu season. Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious says in this case high levels of population immunity already exist.
Fauci: It is unlikely that H1N1 will return in a pandemic form. So, that, in many respects, is good news.
Narrator: Dr. Fauci cautions against complacency. He explains that flu vaccination for everyone older than six months is a wise public health measure to maintain high levels of population-wide immunity. 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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