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Influenza (the flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. The best way to prevent the flu is by getting a flu vaccination each year. Every year in the United States, on average 5% to 20% of the population gets the flu; more than 200,000 people are hospitalized from flu complications, and; about 36,000 people die from flu-related causes. Some people, such as older people, young children, and people with certain health conditions, are at high risk for serious flu complications.
First breath of newborn shapes lifelong immunological milieu of lungs

First breath of newborn shapes lifelong immunological milieu of lungs

Rutgers researcher to play key role in federal project aimed at designing TIPs to fight influenza virus

Rutgers researcher to play key role in federal project aimed at designing TIPs to fight influenza virus

Vitamin D supplements protect against cold and flu, study finds

Vitamin D supplements protect against cold and flu, study finds

FDA approves new drug to treat adults with moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis

FDA approves new drug to treat adults with moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis

Sunburn and mosquito bites may ruin spring vacation in tropical locales

Sunburn and mosquito bites may ruin spring vacation in tropical locales

Using common pain relievers during acute respiratory infection linked to increased heart attack risk

Using common pain relievers during acute respiratory infection linked to increased heart attack risk

NIH awards grant to UND study that focuses on early formation of cancer-causing viruses

NIH awards grant to UND study that focuses on early formation of cancer-causing viruses

Alternative influenza vaccine may provide clinical benefits and cost savings, study suggests

Alternative influenza vaccine may provide clinical benefits and cost savings, study suggests

New research exposes cellular responses linked to bird flu vaccine

New research exposes cellular responses linked to bird flu vaccine

Mutations in gene that enables memories, sense of direction can contribute to schizophrenia symptoms

Mutations in gene that enables memories, sense of direction can contribute to schizophrenia symptoms

Influenza experts examine evolution of avian disease

Influenza experts examine evolution of avian disease

Antimicrobial copper products for patient safety to be displayed at Arab Health

Antimicrobial copper products for patient safety to be displayed at Arab Health

Fraunhofer scientists develop new method to irradiate pathogens using low-energy-electrons

Fraunhofer scientists develop new method to irradiate pathogens using low-energy-electrons

Scientists unravel new genetic immunodeficiency that makes children vulnerable to mild illnesses

Scientists unravel new genetic immunodeficiency that makes children vulnerable to mild illnesses

Research shows role played by PAMPs in immune system signaling and response

Research shows role played by PAMPs in immune system signaling and response

Important vaccines that should not be missed by adults, elders and pregnant women

Important vaccines that should not be missed by adults, elders and pregnant women

Antivirals that block influenza can also inhibit Zika virus infection, study shows

Antivirals that block influenza can also inhibit Zika virus infection, study shows

Mass livestock production could lead to human pandemics, expert says

Mass livestock production could lead to human pandemics, expert says

Study finds that T cells play important role in control of Zika infections

Study finds that T cells play important role in control of Zika infections

Could pathogen infection really lead to Alzheimer’s?

Could pathogen infection really lead to Alzheimer’s?