04:12am Tuesday 17 September 2019

U-M flu expert explains what the new flu strain really means to us

Photo courtesy of Flickr.com user Daniel PanquetPhoto courtesy of Flickr.com user Daniel PanquetWorld renowned flu expert Arnold Monto, professor at 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. 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. Whether making new discoveries in the lab or researching and educating in the field, our faculty, students, and alumni are deployed around the globe to promote and protect our health. http://www.sph.umich.edu/

 Written by Laura Bailey

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