Tuesday, January 29 2013, 06:29 PM MST
Explaining How The Flu Is Transmitted
(KUTV) This year's flu continues to have a grip on the U.S.
Health officials have a good idea of how many people have the flu, but science still isn't exactly sure how we get it.
One theory scientists have about how it’s transmitted: it may not be spread through direct or indirect contact, but instead, by tiny viruses one-thousandth the width of a human hair that linger in the air.
That's where the Gesundheit 2 comes into play. It measures how much the flu virus spreads airborne
This lab is part of a global study hoping to more clearly explain flu transmission, and some potential solutions.
The Centers For Disease Control suggests disinfecting germ-contaminated surfaces as one way to avoid the flu.
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