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Low Flu Cases in Arkansas Linked to COVID-19 Pandemic Interventions

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A 3D graphical representation of the biology and structure of a generic influenza virus.

Fewer Arkansans are catching influenza this season, data show. Experts believe it may be due to COVID-19 NPI's, or non-pharmaceutical interventions, such as masking, hand washing and social distancing. We hear from Dr. Jennifer Dillaha, state epidemiologist and medical director for immunization and outbreak response at the Arkansas Department of Health. 

 

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