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Why Are Flu Strains Named After Cities In Asia?

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October 13, 1998
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You've been warned against it, read about it, heard about it, seen your friends and family get it, maybe even received a shot to prevent it. The flu. Every year, hundreds of millions of people around the world are affected by it. But have you ever wondered why the latest strain of flu is frequently identified as coming from the Far East or Southeast Asia?

PHILADELPHIA -- You've been warned against it, read about it, heard about it, seen your friends and family get it, maybe even received a shot to prevent it.


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Temple University HSC. "Why Are Flu Strains Named After Cities In Asia?." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 13 October 1998. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1998/10/981013074718.htm>.
Temple University HSC. (1998, October 13). Why Are Flu Strains Named After Cities In Asia?. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 23, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1998/10/981013074718.htm
Temple University HSC. "Why Are Flu Strains Named After Cities In Asia?." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1998/10/981013074718.htm (accessed April 23, 2014).

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