Using evidence from the 1918 influenza pandemic – 4
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. While scientists are learning more and more about flu viruses and how influenza kills…
Taubenberger: Hands down, the absolute best way to prevent and deal with influenza is vaccination.
Narrator: Dr. Jeffery Taubenberger is a senior investigator at the NIH.
Taubenberger: Vaccination is an extremely important and essential public health tool not only for individual safety but to decrease the spread of the virus.
Narrator: Dr. Taubenberger has data showing that bacterial infections can play a major role with any flu virus infection. Preparation by public health officials is needed to prevent, detect and treat bacterial co-infections during future flu outbreaks. For details, visit www.niaid.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the NIH, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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