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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.
FSU study finds racial disparity among adolescents receiving flu vaccine

FSU study finds racial disparity among adolescents receiving flu vaccine

Scientists discover cellular mechanism that triggers pneumonia in humans

Scientists discover cellular mechanism that triggers pneumonia in humans

Annual flu shot can save lives of heart failure patients

Annual flu shot can save lives of heart failure patients

Reusable respirators can effectively protect health care workers from airborne contaminants

Reusable respirators can effectively protect health care workers from airborne contaminants

Houston Methodist launches real-time website to track flu cases

Houston Methodist launches real-time website to track flu cases

UAB research may point a path to more effective influenza vaccines

UAB research may point a path to more effective influenza vaccines

Duke-NUS researchers highlight possible role of bioaerosol sampling in pandemic surveillance

Duke-NUS researchers highlight possible role of bioaerosol sampling in pandemic surveillance

Underweight or morbidly obese adults have higher risk of being hospitalized with flu-like illness

Underweight or morbidly obese adults have higher risk of being hospitalized with flu-like illness

New study launched in Burkina Faso to test typhoid conjugate vaccine

New study launched in Burkina Faso to test typhoid conjugate vaccine

Influenza vaccination may reduce severity of infection in vaccinated but still infected patients

Influenza vaccination may reduce severity of infection in vaccinated but still infected patients

Researchers assess trends in efficacy of antibiotic prophylaxis regimens for surgical procedures

Researchers assess trends in efficacy of antibiotic prophylaxis regimens for surgical procedures

New diagnostics based on nanopore analytics and AI can identify single influenza virions

New diagnostics based on nanopore analytics and AI can identify single influenza virions

Vanderbilt researchers isolate antibody that can neutralize West Nile virus

Vanderbilt researchers isolate antibody that can neutralize West Nile virus

Study sheds light on the infection mechanism of influenza virus

Study sheds light on the infection mechanism of influenza virus

Parents who decline flu vaccination for their child may be exposed to limited information

Parents who decline flu vaccination for their child may be exposed to limited information

In-hospital mortality higher among patients with drug-resistant infections

In-hospital mortality higher among patients with drug-resistant infections

InDevR's new VaxArray to improve potency testing for measles and rubella vaccines

InDevR's new VaxArray to improve potency testing for measles and rubella vaccines

Persuading more health workers to have flu jab needs new approach

Persuading more health workers to have flu jab needs new approach

ECDC study estimates burden of infections caused by antibiotic-resistant bacteria

ECDC study estimates burden of infections caused by antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Molecular virologist uses basic science to fight influenza

Molecular virologist uses basic science to fight influenza