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Kids quickly spread flu to peers of same gender

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WATERLOO (KWWL) -- We all know how fast the flu can spread among school age children.

Now researchers say children are three times more likely to spread the virus to peers of the same gender.

The study of an H1N1 flu outbreak in a Pennsylvania community also found flu transmission rates were five times higher between classmates, compared to those in a different class in the same grade.

Kids from six to ten had the highest infection rate, followed by children five and younger.

Online Anchor: Sunny Layne

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