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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.
Nanotechnology-based compound used to deliver hepatitis B vaccine

Nanotechnology-based compound used to deliver hepatitis B vaccine

Australia leads the world in childhood immunization coverage

Australia leads the world in childhood immunization coverage

Number of fully-immunized Australian kids hits record high

Number of fully-immunized Australian kids hits record high

Researchers study the role of nasal ecosystem and viral infection on pneumococcal acquisition

Researchers study the role of nasal ecosystem and viral infection on pneumococcal acquisition

Antibiotics can wipe out early flu resistance, study finds

Antibiotics can wipe out early flu resistance, study finds

Georgia State researcher wins $3.26 million federal grant to develop universal flu vaccine

Georgia State researcher wins $3.26 million federal grant to develop universal flu vaccine

More effective flu vaccine begins clinical trials across the U.S.

More effective flu vaccine begins clinical trials across the U.S.

Comprehensive gene activity database could significantly reduce animal use

Comprehensive gene activity database could significantly reduce animal use

FDA approves first drug for treatment of neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder

FDA approves first drug for treatment of neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder

How black pharmacists are closing the cultural gap in health care

How black pharmacists are closing the cultural gap in health care

Measles vaccination associated with health, schooling benefits among children

Measles vaccination associated with health, schooling benefits among children

Many healthcare workers often care for patients while sick, study finds

Many healthcare workers often care for patients while sick, study finds

Novel insight could improve vaccines that protect pregnant women and newborns

Novel insight could improve vaccines that protect pregnant women and newborns

Experimental antiviral drug cures mice infected with deadly tick-borne virus

Experimental antiviral drug cures mice infected with deadly tick-borne virus

HIB-vaccinated children show improved anthropometric, cognitive, and schooling outcomes

HIB-vaccinated children show improved anthropometric, cognitive, and schooling outcomes

Researchers develop new gene-targeted approach to study chronic wasting disease in mice

Researchers develop new gene-targeted approach to study chronic wasting disease in mice

Scientists 'on the right track' toward universal flu vaccine

Scientists 'on the right track' toward universal flu vaccine

Study reveals novel indicator of protection against influenza virus infection

Study reveals novel indicator of protection against influenza virus infection

Gene-editing could shorten life instead of prolonging, suggests new study

Gene-editing could shorten life instead of prolonging, suggests new study

New study shows no evidence of highly toxic Fusarium head blight variant in Illinois

New study shows no evidence of highly toxic Fusarium head blight variant in Illinois