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U-M flu expert explains what the new flu strain really means to us

ANN ARBOR, Mich.—The novel influenza A (H3N2) virus flu strain has received a lot of attention lately. But what does it really mean when a new flu strain develops?

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Photo courtesy of user Daniel PanquetPhoto courtesy of user Daniel PanquetWorld renowned flu expert Arnold Monto, professor at the University of Michigan School of Public Health, puts this new flu strain into context.

"The new strain is similar to one that circulated about 20 years ago, which means that older people are probably going to be less susceptible to this virus than younger people,"

Monto says in a video. Watch the video to learn more.

The University of Michigan School of Public Health has been promoting health and preventing disease since 1941, and is ranked among the top five public health schools in the nation. Whether making new discoveries in the lab or researching and educating in the field, our faculty, students, and alumni are deployed around the globe to promote and protect our health.



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