H1N1 Could Have Cultural Implications

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On Tell Me More, September 9, 2009

H1N1, otherwise known as swine flu, is back in the news with outbreaks in colleges and schools around the country, including the University of Maryland at College Park, where almost 200 students are suspected to have the virus. Dr. Howard Markel, professor of pediatrics at the University of Michigan and an adviser to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and Dr. Marilyn McPherson-Corder, who also teaches pediatrics at The George Washington and Howard Universities in Washington, D.C., talk about how the disease may disproportionately affect minority communities, and how cultural awareness could shape prevention strategies….

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