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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.
Fitness tracker devices show potential as predictors of flu outbreaks

Fitness tracker devices show potential as predictors of flu outbreaks

Important things you need to know about seasonal flu

Important things you need to know about seasonal flu

UMSOM research shows even milder cases of diarrheal diseases can lead to child mortality

UMSOM research shows even milder cases of diarrheal diseases can lead to child mortality

Experts say source of newly identified virus in China must be found

Experts say source of newly identified virus in China must be found

Researchers one step closer to developing vaccines that protect infants against infections

Researchers one step closer to developing vaccines that protect infants against infections

Researchers develop a simple approach to accurately predict disease outbreaks

Researchers develop a simple approach to accurately predict disease outbreaks

Growing influenza vaccines inside chicken eggs can make them less effective, say some experts

Growing influenza vaccines inside chicken eggs can make them less effective, say some experts

New study characterizes how Twitter users discuss miscarriage, preterm birth

New study characterizes how Twitter users discuss miscarriage, preterm birth

Airway Therapeutics receives funding to advance BPD treatment

Airway Therapeutics receives funding to advance BPD treatment

NYU Langone Health announces launch of a multidisciplinary Vaccine Center

NYU Langone Health announces launch of a multidisciplinary Vaccine Center

Novel nanoparticle vaccine provides long-lasting protection against influenza virus

Novel nanoparticle vaccine provides long-lasting protection against influenza virus

Can FDA-approved flu shots be repurposed as treatments for cancer?

Can FDA-approved flu shots be repurposed as treatments for cancer?

CDC warns that current flu season is due to be particularly long and severe

CDC warns that current flu season is due to be particularly long and severe

GlobalData: Asia-Pacific seasonal influenza vaccine market set to reach US$1bn by 2028

GlobalData: Asia-Pacific seasonal influenza vaccine market set to reach US$1bn by 2028

Diarrhea in young children linked to La Niña climate conditions

Diarrhea in young children linked to La Niña climate conditions

Super fast novel device catches and identifies viruses

Super fast novel device catches and identifies viruses

Research shows how the hepatitis D virus copies itself

Research shows how the hepatitis D virus copies itself

NIAID to fund VTEU program and its companion leadership group

NIAID to fund VTEU program and its companion leadership group

Researchers reveal the mystery in replication cycle of hepatitis D virus

Researchers reveal the mystery in replication cycle of hepatitis D virus

Health officials urge children to get flu jabs this season

Health officials urge children to get flu jabs this season