Monday, June 20, 2011

Transmission of Influenza on International Flights

May 2009
A. R. Foxwell, et al.
Air travel is one of the fastest ways to spread infectious diseases around the globe; the rapid spread of pandemic flu in 2009 was a prime example. Preventing the spread of infection among air passengers involves contacting those who sat near symptomatic passengers. However, the definition of "near" varies according to how infectious the virus is and how much the passengers and crew move around. It also depends on the length of the flight and how good the air circulation is. A study of flights to Australia found that for flu, the risk zone is smaller than previously thought. On long flights, risk was higher for those sitting in a smaller square zone around a symptomatic passenger (2 seats to either side and 2 seats in front and behind) than in the larger linear zone previously used (2 rows on either side). Narrowing the zone, and thus the number of potentially exposed passengers, may speed the contact process so exposed passengers can get preventive health care sooner.

Paul M. Kelly
Australian National University, National Centre for Epidemiology & Population Health, College of Medicine, Biology & Environment,
Eggleston Rd, Acton, Canberra Australian Capital Territory 0200, Australia;
+61 61255609

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Vaccine Song

A little diddy about the importance of vaccinations.

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The Vaccine Song
words and music by Ted Willmore

drawings by Elizabeth W. Jordheim
animated by Ted Willmore

vocals Schuyler Stegmann
acoustic guitar Sean Hennessy
bass guitar Kevin Hennessy
drums Jake Hanselman
electric guitar and piano Pete Szkolka

recorded and mixed by Pete Szkolka
mastered by Bob Katz

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Monday, August 9, 2010

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

How to open a wine bottle with a shoe.

Have you ever been travelling and wanted to open a bottle of wine and not had a cork screw? Here's a solution. Let us know if you try this out.

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Monday, June 21, 2010

Inviting all Dads!

The Real Guys Immunize Campaign is a platform to empower dads to protect themselves and their families from vaccine preventable diseases. In many families, the dad is the protector but every super dad needs help.

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