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2009 Science News of the Year: Body & Brain

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5:01pm, December 18, 2009

H1N1 strikes and spreads
Like the years 1957 and 1968, 2009 will be known as a pandemic flu year. The springtime eruption of a novel H1N1 swine flu strain in Mexico was followed by its rapid spread throughout the world (SN Online: 4/27/09). Early signs that the H1N1 flu virus might be amenable to vaccine development (SN: 6/20/09, p. 12) proved to be correct, and scientists and phar

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