Family Quarantine Is a Key to Fighting Bird Flu, Study Says

Publication: National Geographic News   Date: April 26, 2006   View Article

Strict isolation of households is among the tactics touted by scientists in a new study on how to combat a bird flu pandemic.

The study recommends rapid treatment and quarantine of not only infected people but also their uninfected household contacts. Travel restrictions, school closures, and vaccines were also studied to estimate their effectiveness in mitigating an avian influenza pandemic.

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