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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 water safety program streamlines processes to help healthcare providers reduce Legionella risk

New water safety program streamlines processes to help healthcare providers reduce Legionella risk

Researchers shed new light on MS relapse during upper respiratory infections

Researchers shed new light on MS relapse during upper respiratory infections

Robot emits UV light to destroy infection-causing bugs in hard-to-clean places

Robot emits UV light to destroy infection-causing bugs in hard-to-clean places

New study shows how gut microbes can prevent severe flu infections in mice

New study shows how gut microbes can prevent severe flu infections in mice

Tiny molecule in the immune system could help develop cure for common cold

Tiny molecule in the immune system could help develop cure for common cold

Hospitalized cancer patients who suffer cardiac arrest have lower survival rate, study finds

Hospitalized cancer patients who suffer cardiac arrest have lower survival rate, study finds

InDevR gets NIAID support for verification, validation studies on new potency test for influenza viruses

InDevR gets NIAID support for verification, validation studies on new potency test for influenza viruses

Researchers identify new methods that could improve treatment for infectious diseases

Researchers identify new methods that could improve treatment for infectious diseases

Biomedical researcher wins $1.9 million federal grant to develop enhanced influenza vaccines

Biomedical researcher wins $1.9 million federal grant to develop enhanced influenza vaccines

Structure of protein in salmon virus could inform strategies to treat flu in humans

Structure of protein in salmon virus could inform strategies to treat flu in humans

Researchers discover new virus in migratory bird species

Researchers discover new virus in migratory bird species

UC scientists take different approach to investigating how influenza spreads through the lungs

UC scientists take different approach to investigating how influenza spreads through the lungs

New way of producing flu vaccine could provide better protection against infection

New way of producing flu vaccine could provide better protection against infection

High dose flu vaccine reduces risk of respiratory and all-cause hospitalizations, study finds

High dose flu vaccine reduces risk of respiratory and all-cause hospitalizations, study finds

Study finds high levels of antibiotic-resistant pathogens in chickens raised on farms in India

Study finds high levels of antibiotic-resistant pathogens in chickens raised on farms in India

Skin-applied microneedle patch boosts immunization to seasonal flu vaccine recipients, study finds

Skin-applied microneedle patch boosts immunization to seasonal flu vaccine recipients, study finds

Kent State professor offers reliable information about vaccine safety, urges to promote immunization

Kent State professor offers reliable information about vaccine safety, urges to promote immunization

Researchers discover gene mutations that worsen respiratory infections among children

Researchers discover gene mutations that worsen respiratory infections among children

Scientists positively influence immune response in viral and bacterial co-infection

Scientists positively influence immune response in viral and bacterial co-infection

Researchers unlock better treatment strategy for viral diseases

Researchers unlock better treatment strategy for viral diseases