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Leonard Mermel, Lifespan

Caption: Leonard Mermel, D.O., medical director of infection control for Rhode Island Hospital, looks at the ongoing debate in light of the H1N1 pandemic, what past research tells us about the spread of influenza, and what is missing in the debate in a commentary in the December issue of the Lancet Infectious Diseases.

Credit: Robin Dunn Blossom/Lifespan

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