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Why was the 2009 influenza pandemic in England so small?

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The "Swine flu" pandemic of 2009 caused world-wide infections and deaths. Early efforts to understand its rate of spread were used to predict the probable future number of cases, but by the end of 2009 it was clear that these predictions had substantially overestimated the pandemic's eventual impact. In England, the Health Protection Agency made announcements of the number of cases of disease, which turned out to be surprisingly low for an influenza pandemic. The agency also carried out a ser...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Zoology
Journal:
PloS one
Volume:
7
Issue:
2
Pages:
e30223
Publication date:
2012
DOI:
EISSN:
1932-6203
ISSN:
1932-6203
URN:
uuid:9763c003-1bdc-4de8-802e-a60a88c38c4f
Source identifiers:
312743
Local pid:
pubs:312743

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