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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.
Study shows how the interplay of two cytokines affects development of Tfh cells

Study shows how the interplay of two cytokines affects development of Tfh cells

Editing away cancer and HIV in China: win or lose?

Editing away cancer and HIV in China: win or lose?

Research shows link between genetic mutation and flu-related heart complications

Research shows link between genetic mutation and flu-related heart complications

Paid family leave increases immunization rates in infants

Paid family leave increases immunization rates in infants

Microbiome loss from antibiotic use affects response to flu vaccine

Microbiome loss from antibiotic use affects response to flu vaccine

Facebook takes a stand against Anti-vaxxers and vaccine misinformation

Facebook takes a stand against Anti-vaxxers and vaccine misinformation

Oral antibiotics that kill gut microorganisms can alter immune response to flu vaccines

Oral antibiotics that kill gut microorganisms can alter immune response to flu vaccines

Scientists join hands to protect Australia from growing threat of infectious diseases

Scientists join hands to protect Australia from growing threat of infectious diseases

Probiotic use helps reduce health care cost and societal impact of flu-like RTIs

Probiotic use helps reduce health care cost and societal impact of flu-like RTIs

New approach to detection reveals unreported Zika outbreak in 2017

New approach to detection reveals unreported Zika outbreak in 2017

Increase in employment rates shows strong link to spread of flu, study finds

Increase in employment rates shows strong link to spread of flu, study finds

Influenza A virus host range restricted by dysregulated expression of M gene segment

Influenza A virus host range restricted by dysregulated expression of M gene segment

Researchers identify molecular switch that impacts immune responses to viral infections

Researchers identify molecular switch that impacts immune responses to viral infections

Deadly protein combination reveals new drug targets for viral infections

Deadly protein combination reveals new drug targets for viral infections

Ohio State research in flu protection starts at county fairs

Ohio State research in flu protection starts at county fairs

NIH-funded clinical trial will evaluate seasonal influenza vaccines with two experimental adjuvants

NIH-funded clinical trial will evaluate seasonal influenza vaccines with two experimental adjuvants

Human breath carries information that may aid in diagnosis

Human breath carries information that may aid in diagnosis

New tool makes it easier to study how influenza viruses cause disease

New tool makes it easier to study how influenza viruses cause disease

Study finds fewer deaths among elderly intensive care patients vaccinated against influenza

Study finds fewer deaths among elderly intensive care patients vaccinated against influenza

Researchers discover elastic polymer with broad-spectrum antimicrobial properties

Researchers discover elastic polymer with broad-spectrum antimicrobial properties