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The flu has become a greater concern this year because of the emergence of a completely new strain that has spread rapidly around the world, known as H1N1 or "swine" flu. Even though the symptoms caused by the new virus and the way it is spread are similar to seasonal flu viruses, there are some differences. In this podcast interview by Ellen Beth Levitt, you will hear the latest information from an infectious disease expert about H1N1 and seasonal flu, including how these respiratory illnesses are spread, treatments and the best way to protect yourself and your family.
Kerri Thom, M.D., an infectious disease specialist at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore and an assistant professor in the department of Epidemiology and Public Health at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.
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