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dc.contributor.advisorSchreiner, Sheila Marieen_US
dc.contributor.authorFonseca, Kara
dc.creatorFonseca, Karaen_US
dc.date2021-11-24T14:05:38.000en_US
dc.date.accessioned2021-11-29T11:33:04Z
dc.date.available2021-11-29T11:33:04Z
dc.date.issued2019-12-01en_US
dc.date.submitted2020-02-10T09:00:08-08:00en_US
dc.identifierhonors_theses/257en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.13013/731en_US
dc.description.abstractIn this paper, the changes in flu season were examined. Additionally, reasons for changes to the flu season were explored. Data gathered from the Influenza Research Database was used to form graphs that show the changes in influenza cases yearly from 2008-2009 flu season to the 2018-2019 flu season in Massachusetts. A background for H1N1 and H3N2 including the difference between neuraminidase (N) and hemagglutinin (H), the excepted current timeline of flu season is provided. There are a number of factors that play a role in the changing flu season length, such as vaccination rates, effectiveness of that particular year’s flu vaccine, as well as the changing length of season and temperature. Other factors, such as signs and symptoms of influenza, affected population clusters, how the disease spreads from person to person, average temperature in Boston from US Climate Data, as well as the role herd immunity plays in protecting the general population could contribute to changes in flu season. This information is useful for human health, as we can develop new ways of protecting ourselves against influenza, as well as preventing a future pandemic.en_US
dc.titleInfluenza: The Changes To The Flu Seasonen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.legacy.pubstatuspublisheden_US
dc.description.departmentBiologyen_US
dc.date.displayDec-19en_US
dc.type.degreeBachelor of Science (BS)en_US
dc.legacy.pubtitleHonors Thesesen_US
dc.legacy.identifierhttps://digitalcommons.salemstate.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1257&context=honors_theses&unstamped=1en_US
dc.legacy.identifieritemhttps://digitalcommons.salemstate.edu/honors_theses/257en_US
dc.legacy.identifierfilehttps://digitalcommons.salemstate.edu/context/honors_theses/article/1257/type/native/viewcontenten_US
dc.subject.keywordfluen_US
dc.subject.keywordflu seasonen_US
dc.subject.keywordhemagglutininen_US
dc.subject.keywordherd immunityen_US
dc.subject.keywordinfluenzaen_US
dc.subject.keywordneuraminidaseen_US


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