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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.
Genetic sequencing method identifies pathogens behind respiratory illnesses in Uganda

Genetic sequencing method identifies pathogens behind respiratory illnesses in Uganda

Patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia have higher risk of melanoma, shows study

Patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia have higher risk of melanoma, shows study

New study finds key factors behind differences in immune responses

New study finds key factors behind differences in immune responses

Study highlights impact of silent viruses on how the host responds to vaccines

Study highlights impact of silent viruses on how the host responds to vaccines

Obesity increases viral shedding duration in adults with influenza A

Obesity increases viral shedding duration in adults with influenza A

Study: Obesity may play role in flu transmission, not just disease severity

Study: Obesity may play role in flu transmission, not just disease severity

MOF vaccines could increase access to immunization and reduce the risk of global pandemics

MOF vaccines could increase access to immunization and reduce the risk of global pandemics

Why men may recover more quickly from influenza infections than women

Why men may recover more quickly from influenza infections than women

New 3D model of 1918 H1 pandemic influenza virus could benefit VLP vaccine projects

New 3D model of 1918 H1 pandemic influenza virus could benefit VLP vaccine projects

PMDA approves use of LYNPARZA in patients with BRCA-mutated breast cancer

PMDA approves use of LYNPARZA in patients with BRCA-mutated breast cancer

Researchers discover gene that plays role in regulating body's immune response to infection

Researchers discover gene that plays role in regulating body's immune response to infection

Scientists discover how the flu virus resets its trap

Scientists discover how the flu virus resets its trap

Human Vaccines Project and Seqirus collaborate to accelerate universal flu vaccine research

Human Vaccines Project and Seqirus collaborate to accelerate universal flu vaccine research

Study finds factors for compliance with infection control practices in home health care

Study finds factors for compliance with infection control practices in home health care

Researcher wins $2 million NIH grant to study immunological memory

Researcher wins $2 million NIH grant to study immunological memory

Researchers examine new influenza drug's mode of action in detail

Researchers examine new influenza drug's mode of action in detail

Experts witness action of influenza infection in the lungs of living mice

Experts witness action of influenza infection in the lungs of living mice

Blocking viral-host interaction slows down flu virus replication, study shows

Blocking viral-host interaction slows down flu virus replication, study shows

Increasing biodefense risks posed by synthetic biology

Increasing biodefense risks posed by synthetic biology

InDevR releases first reagent kit for assessing neuraminidase in influenza vaccines

InDevR releases first reagent kit for assessing neuraminidase in influenza vaccines