What role do vaccines play in preventing the spread of Influenza ?
July 20th, 2018
- What role do you think vaccines play in preventing the spread of Influenza ?
The H1N1 virus is an influenza-A virus with a capacity to infect humans. The first known outbreak of H1N1 influenza occurred in 1918. This pandemic flu was referred to as the Spanish flu and killed an estimated 50–100 million people worldwide. In 2009, a new outbreak of H1N1 appeared.
Write 400–500 words that respond to the following questions-
- How is the influenza vaccine produced, and why are new vaccines produced every year?
- What role do you think vaccines play in preventing the spread of disease?
- What are the possible effects to individuals and the community of not vaccinating for influenza and other diseases?
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