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H1N1 Virus Spreads Easily by Plane

Scientists already know that smallpox, measles, tuberculosis, seasonal influenza and severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) can be transmitted during commercial flights. Now, in the first study to predict the number of H1N1 flu infections that could occur during a flight, UCLA researchers found that transmission during transatlantic travel could be fairly high.

Click on "source" to read the article in its entirety and to see a great video related to the spread of disease via air travel, watch MicrobeWorld Video Episode 15: Modern Transportation & Infectious Disease.
 
 

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