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Hand Washing Can Help Fight Against the Swine Flu
Date:4/30/2009

anization (WHO) raised the pandemic alert level to Phase 5, indicating sustained human-to-human transmission of the virus.

There are no current vaccines that contain the current swine influenza virus, and it is unknown whether or not existing seasonal influenza vaccines could offer protection to at-risk individuals. WHO says it could take five to six months until a vaccine is available.1
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