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on August 16, 2010

Global Pathogens Laboratory seeking ag volunteers for national flu study

Focus will be on those who work with turkeys, geese, ducks or swine

The Global Pathogens Laboratory is looking for volunteers in the agricultural industry to participate in a new, year-long study.

The Prospective Study of U.S. Animal Agricultural Workers for Emerging Virus Infections will focus on those who work with turkeys, geese, ducks or swine and will monitor the workers and their household members for flu. Particular emphasis will be placed on those types of influenza that can be transmitted by both humans and animals. Participation requires one visit to a local health-care provider and self-collected nasal samples if participants become ill.

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