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Date:10/30/2009

n has been reported anywhere else."

In North America, about 10 percent of infants have flu in the first six months of life, he added.

Another report scheduled for presentation at the meeting examined the response of health-care workers to the call for flu shots. Researchers from Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Mo., surveyed a random group of doctors, nurses and other employees about their knowledge of flu vaccine and their attitudes and beliefs about having themselves and their children vaccinated.

The researchers found high vaccination rates in the hospital, but gaps in flu knowledge and vaccine safety in all groups. Doctors were more comfortable than others with a mandatory vaccine policy, they said.

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SOURCES: Oct. 29, 2009, teleconference with Saad B. Omer, M.B.B.S., M.P.H., Ph.D., assistant professor of Global Health and Epidemiology, Emory University, Rollins School of Public Health, Atlanta; Marietta Vazquez, M.D., assistant professor of pediatrics, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Conn.; Mark C. Steinhoff, M.D., director, Global Health Center at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Ohio


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