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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.
Researcher develops nanoparticle-based tags to detect viruses and cancer with high sensitivity

Researcher develops nanoparticle-based tags to detect viruses and cancer with high sensitivity

Pfizer starts Phase 1/2 study of RSV vaccine candidate in healthy adult volunteers

Pfizer starts Phase 1/2 study of RSV vaccine candidate in healthy adult volunteers

Higher body temperatures speed the bodies' responses to infections and tumors, finds research

Higher body temperatures speed the bodies' responses to infections and tumors, finds research

Experts available to discuss subjects related to Ebola virus

Experts available to discuss subjects related to Ebola virus

Opioid overdoses are rising faster among Latinos than whites or blacks. Why?

Opioid overdoses are rising faster among Latinos than whites or blacks. Why?

New study shows MRSA is no more expensive to treat than MSSA

New study shows MRSA is no more expensive to treat than MSSA

Flushing the bladder with common chemotherapy drug after surgery can reduce bladder cancer recurrence

Flushing the bladder with common chemotherapy drug after surgery can reduce bladder cancer recurrence

Phase 2 clinical study of universal influenza vaccine begins in the United States

Phase 2 clinical study of universal influenza vaccine begins in the United States

Scripps Research team receives $12 million grant to improve flu and malaria vaccines

Scripps Research team receives $12 million grant to improve flu and malaria vaccines

Study examines trends of antibiotic-resistant A. baumannii infections in children

Study examines trends of antibiotic-resistant A. baumannii infections in children

Tradeshow Talks with nal von minden Ltd

Tradeshow Talks with nal von minden Ltd

Researchers uncover the mystery of B cell receptors

Researchers uncover the mystery of B cell receptors

Repurposing existing antiviral drugs for multiple infections

Repurposing existing antiviral drugs for multiple infections

Researchers develop new technique to study self-assembling virus shell

Researchers develop new technique to study self-assembling virus shell

Using biomimicry for faster detection of disease outbreaks

Using biomimicry for faster detection of disease outbreaks

New research could pave way for better influenza vaccines

New research could pave way for better influenza vaccines

Viruses dating back millions of years identified

Viruses dating back millions of years identified

Behavioral strategies more effective in promoting immunizations than persuasion

Behavioral strategies more effective in promoting immunizations than persuasion

TSRI research could lead to new approach for better flu prevention and treatment

TSRI research could lead to new approach for better flu prevention and treatment

Experts highlight urgent need to prevent infections in patients undergoing hemodialysis

Experts highlight urgent need to prevent infections in patients undergoing hemodialysis