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Date:11/11/2009

tle is known about adolescents' attitudes toward influenza vaccination, and whether such attitudes vary by gender. Participants were recruited from two counties participating in a school-based influenza vaccination intervention in rural Georgia. Researchers found that males and females were equally likely to report influenza vaccination. However, findings suggest there may be gender differences in reasons for influenza vaccine acceptance.

Norovirus human infectivity and persistence in groundwater

Norovirus gastroenteritis outbreaks are associated with contaminated groundwater, surface water and recreational water and cause serious morbidity and economic losses. To better understand the risks of waterborne norovirus transmission, Emory Center for Global Safe Water researchers examined how long norovirus remains infectious in water.

They found that norovirus RNA is detectable in groundwater for more than 1 1/2 years. It remained infectious in groundwater for at least two months and can pose a serious risk in untreated, contaminated groundwater.


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Contact: Ashante Dobbs
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Emory University
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