Fears of new influenza virus examined

science | Dec 21, 2011 | By Laura Bailey

The novel influenza A (H3N2) virus flu strain has received a lot of attention lately. But what does it really mean when a new flu strain develops? World renowned health expert, Professor Arnold Monto of the University of Michigan School of Public Health, puts this new flu strain into context.

"The new strain is similar to one that circulated about 20 years ago, which means that older people are probably going to be less susceptible to this virus than younger people," Monto says in a video. There are currently no plans for a new vaccine. Watch the video to learn more.

The University of Michigan School of Public Health has been promoting health and preventing disease since 1941, and is ranked among the top five public health schools in the nation.

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