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Tulane Study Says to Wash Hands, Open Windows to Help Stop Spread Of Flu

Health education can be a significant factor in preventing flu from spreading, according to a newly published Tulane University study on flu transmission within households during a 2009 H1N1 flu outbreak in Beijing. First called “swine flu” because it is similar to a strain found in pigs, the H1N1 virus, a seasonal influenza, is still circulating. “Winter is coming and with it, the threat of flu, including H1N1, is becoming big,” says Dr. Sun Wenjie, a global health postdoctoral associate at Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and leader of the study.