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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.
S. pneumoniae uses hosts' immune defenses to spread infection, study reveals

S. pneumoniae uses hosts' immune defenses to spread infection, study reveals

Sudden drop in temperature kickstarts flu and other respiratory tract infections

Sudden drop in temperature kickstarts flu and other respiratory tract infections

Princeton University researchers find disparity in hospital admission rates for publicly insured children

Princeton University researchers find disparity in hospital admission rates for publicly insured children

Common viruses pose serious challenges in long-term care facilities

Common viruses pose serious challenges in long-term care facilities

Elevated levels of brain protein linked to longer recovery period after concussion

Elevated levels of brain protein linked to longer recovery period after concussion

Researcher develops innovative way to turn common surgical masks into virus killers

Researcher develops innovative way to turn common surgical masks into virus killers

Monthly high dose of vitamin D lowers respiratory infections in older adults

Monthly high dose of vitamin D lowers respiratory infections in older adults

Chemo-brain persists after treatment in breast cancer patients, study shows

Chemo-brain persists after treatment in breast cancer patients, study shows

New imaging technique could revolutionize assessment of eye health and disease

New imaging technique could revolutionize assessment of eye health and disease

DaVita releases recap of 2016 accomplishments

DaVita releases recap of 2016 accomplishments

New database of PCR primers enables effective detection and identification of RNA viruses

New database of PCR primers enables effective detection and identification of RNA viruses

New study shows efficacy of Ebola vaccine in offering protection against disease

New study shows efficacy of Ebola vaccine in offering protection against disease

Experimental Ebola vaccine offers high protection against deadly virus, reveals major trial

Experimental Ebola vaccine offers high protection against deadly virus, reveals major trial

Cedars-Sinai expert explains how to recognize signs and symptoms of stroke during the holidays

Cedars-Sinai expert explains how to recognize signs and symptoms of stroke during the holidays

TSRI scientists shed light on how antiviral drug stops influenza infections

TSRI scientists shed light on how antiviral drug stops influenza infections

Combatting Antibiotic Resistance, the role of POC Diagnostics

Combatting Antibiotic Resistance, the role of POC Diagnostics

Vaxine’s unique adjuvants boost effectiveness of vaccines for battling against infectious diseases

Vaxine’s unique adjuvants boost effectiveness of vaccines for battling against infectious diseases

UC Riverside scientists identify mechanism that creates immunity to influenza A virus

UC Riverside scientists identify mechanism that creates immunity to influenza A virus

No link exists between maternal flu and increased child autism risk, says study

No link exists between maternal flu and increased child autism risk, says study

New computer model provides neighborhood-level forecasts of influenza outbreaks

New computer model provides neighborhood-level forecasts of influenza outbreaks