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An epidemiological investigation on bmj.com discusses the first probable case of human to human transmission of novel avian influenza A (H7N9). The author of the accompanying editorial, James Rudge, from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, explains what this means for public health. Also this week, we know that standardised...
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Swine Flu - H1N1 influenza - H7N9
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