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Virus expert talks to crowd at CFCC about H1N1

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As H1N1 continues to spread, Cape Fear Community College is working to help educate the public. Virus expert, Andrew Suddith spoke to a crowd about prevention, recovery and his research.

The scientist from Kansas State University and his team work with viruses in pigs. He said that H1N1 has infected more people than the seasonal flu, but does not seem more deadly.

Suddith said there is no need to be concerned that there is a shortage of the vaccine. “Every time there’s a new strain of flu virus that comes out, vaccines tend to lag behind. So this isn’t really a new situation, the new situation is that there’s a lot more cases of the flu, and the vaccine production hasn’t quite caught up, but it may have been unrealistic to expect that we’d have 140 million doses by Octobe,” he said.

Suddith stressed good hygiene as the next best preventative measure, second to the vaccine.

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As H1N1 continues to spread, Cape Fear Community College is working to help educate the public. Virus expert, Andrew Suddith spoke to a crowd about prevention, recovery and his research.

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