A recent study has found that Britons have failed to follow the guidelines of the health authorities during the swine flu pandemic. According to the findings of the study, at the time of swine flu outbreak, Britons ignored the guidelines of avoiding hugging and kissing their family members. Following the findings of the study, the Britons have been characterized as worst spreaders of flu.
The study was conducted by researchers of Harvard School of Public Health. Other health institutes from the US also took part in the study. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Public Health Information Coalition funded the study.
For the study, researchers conducted a telephonic survey in Mexico and Britain. It was found that about 46% of the Mexican avoided hugging and kissing family at the time of swine flu. But, only 2% people in the Britain said that they did avoid kissing.
Although Mexico did avoid kissing, the cases of swine flu were high in the region as compared to Britain. The findings of the study have been published in the medical journal The Lancet. It is hoped that the findings will help in drafting future strategies for dealing with flu.
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