Smith, A.P, Thomas, M, Brockman, P, Kent, J and Nicholson, K.G (1993) 'Effect of influenza B virus on human performance.' British Medical Journal, 306. pp. 760-761. ISSN 0959-8138
Anecdotal evidence suggests that influenza reduces people's safety and efficiency in their workplace. Studies of experimentally induced influenza B in volunteers at the Medical Research Council Common Cold Unit showed that infection increased reaction times to stimuli occurring at varying intervals but that hand-eye coordination was unimpaired. We report the results of two studies to determine whether natural influenza B similarly prolongs human reaction times and whether other performance indicators are affected.
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