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Old 06-07-2013, 05:31 AM   #1
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Default Study: Influenza not spread via public transportation

> Study: Influenza not spread via public transportation

hard to believe. Since centuries flu spreads along the railway lines.
There are many reports about this.
How else should it go ?
By private transportation, cars ? that only exists since ~70 years.
By wind ? by letters ?
I remember the reports from early pH1N1 in China, it did spread by airplane,bus,train

> Published: June 6, 2013 at 8:00 PM
> LONDON, June 6 (UPI) -- Taking public transportation during flu season does not increase a
> person's risk of getting influenza, researchers in Britain suggest.
> Dr. Alma Adler and Dr. Ken Eames, experts on infectious disease at the London
> School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, said they surveyed nearly 6,000 people and
> found fewer people who took a train, a subway or a bus got ill than if they commuted
> by other methods, the Daily Telegraph reported.

hmm, the person may still spread it asymptomatically ?

> The findings are counter intuitive -- many feel being in a crowded rail car or bus where
> people cough and sneeze is the ideal place to get the flu, but the researchers said
> separate research released last year might help explain why. Commuters on
> public transport are exposed to more germs and so build up greater immunity,
> Adler and Eames said.

so being more exposed reduces the risk ? That can't be it.

> "The findings will no doubt come as a huge surprise to the many workers who blame
> being under the weather on their daily commute. In London where most people take
> public transport, the level of infection was no higher than elsewhere and in fact was
> slightly lower," Adler told the Telegraph. "Flu tends to be spread by direct contact
> and so it is probably children who are tending to drive the spread more than public transport."

but they use public transport to schools

> Previous research has shown children catch influenza from other children and then spread
> it to their families and others.

but we also have spread from town to town, from country to country

> The research was presented at the Cheltenham Science Festival.

better put it online. No Festival needed

Read more: http://www.upi.com/Health_News/2013/...#ixzz2VW1FOFML
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