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A new Canadian study has found that preventative measures implemented to slow the spread of COVID-19 “all but eliminated” seasonal influenza, and may offer some guidance on how to prevent flu outbreaks in a post-pandemic world.

“With the introduction of COVID-19 mitigation measures, we saw a steep decline in influenza cases in the Northern Hemisphere,” said Jovana Stojanovic, a postdoctoral fellow at Concordia and the lead author of the study.

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