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Wake Forest Professor Use Online Game To Learn Who Does & Doesn't Get Flu Shots

7:22 PM, Jan 11, 2013   |    comments
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Winston-Salem, NC-- Despite widespread knowledge that you can and should get a flu shot most people in a America chose not to get one.

The flu season this year has been the worst the country has seen in 10 years. So far 41 states have widespread or severe outbreaks of the flu and North Carolina is no different.

The mystery of why some get the shot and some don't peaked the interest of a Professor at Wake Forest University. He is taking a creative approach to finding out answers to the question.

Using an online computer game that simulates the spread of an infectious disease among its players, he uses the information to learn about what motivates people to protect themselves from infection.

 

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