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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.
New Thermia online health educational tool enables faster prediction of influenza outbreaks

New Thermia online health educational tool enables faster prediction of influenza outbreaks

DNAe’s article on semiconductor DNA analysis technology placed in Scientific Reports’ top 100 read list for 2016

DNAe’s article on semiconductor DNA analysis technology placed in Scientific Reports’ top 100 read list for 2016

Researchers identify many dangerous strains of TB pathogens

Researchers identify many dangerous strains of TB pathogens

Year-round flu vaccinations for pregnant mothers benefit babies in subtropical regions

Year-round flu vaccinations for pregnant mothers benefit babies in subtropical regions

New approach could help improve management decisions during Ebola outbreak

New approach could help improve management decisions during Ebola outbreak

Scientists develop easy-to-use diagnostic test that could rapidly detect flu

Scientists develop easy-to-use diagnostic test that could rapidly detect flu

Researchers use big data to assess impact of infected animal carriers in Ebola virus spread

Researchers use big data to assess impact of infected animal carriers in Ebola virus spread

Study shows how influenza A hijacks human cellular machinery to replicate

Study shows how influenza A hijacks human cellular machinery to replicate

Researchers find new way to make influenza visible to the naked eye

Researchers find new way to make influenza visible to the naked eye

Healthcare cuts linked to spike in mortality in England and Wales?

Healthcare cuts linked to spike in mortality in England and Wales?

Scientists use rooster testes to shed light on how germ cells fight viruses

Scientists use rooster testes to shed light on how germ cells fight viruses

New study aims at making accessible epidemiological models for managing disease spread

New study aims at making accessible epidemiological models for managing disease spread

Research findings pave way for more efficient, protective influenza vaccines

Research findings pave way for more efficient, protective influenza vaccines

Latest advances in antibody delivery mediated by rAAV for treatment of chronic and infectious diseases

Latest advances in antibody delivery mediated by rAAV for treatment of chronic and infectious diseases

Novel test can rapidly diagnose flu in patients with severe respiratory illnesses

Novel test can rapidly diagnose flu in patients with severe respiratory illnesses

New study reports long-term infectious disease trends in China after SARS outbreak

New study reports long-term infectious disease trends in China after SARS outbreak

‘Geneva signature’ evaluates safety and immunogenicity of promising anti-Ebola virus vaccine

‘Geneva signature’ evaluates safety and immunogenicity of promising anti-Ebola virus vaccine

USDA announces grant to decrease impact of disasters

USDA announces grant to decrease impact of disasters

New transgenic mouse could help monitor potential dangers of emerging influenza viruses

New transgenic mouse could help monitor potential dangers of emerging influenza viruses

Immunologists discover how rescue proteins delay ‘executioner’ machinery that kills damaged cells

Immunologists discover how rescue proteins delay ‘executioner’ machinery that kills damaged cells