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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.
FIRS calls for an end to preventable deaths from pneumonia

FIRS calls for an end to preventable deaths from pneumonia

New vaccine strategy shows promise against HIV

New vaccine strategy shows promise against HIV

San Diego-based Predictive Science releases first forecast for influenza season

San Diego-based Predictive Science releases first forecast for influenza season

Chest infections cause 1 in 7 child deaths

Chest infections cause 1 in 7 child deaths

Study shows how measles virus causes immune amnesia

Study shows how measles virus causes immune amnesia

OHSU receives $2.1 million to develop new vaccine additives for tropical viruses

OHSU receives $2.1 million to develop new vaccine additives for tropical viruses

Facebook takes social media into preventive health – but is it private?

Facebook takes social media into preventive health – but is it private?

Sense Biodetection raises £12.3m to develop instrument-free, point-of-care molecular diagnostic tests

Sense Biodetection raises £12.3m to develop instrument-free, point-of-care molecular diagnostic tests

Novel antibodies could provide a universal flu vaccine

Novel antibodies could provide a universal flu vaccine

Newly identified antibodies could lead to better treatments and vaccines for influenza

Newly identified antibodies could lead to better treatments and vaccines for influenza

Researchers find antibody that may protect against wide range of lethal influenza viruses

Researchers find antibody that may protect against wide range of lethal influenza viruses

New analysis provides insight into dangerous conditions in U.S. immigrant detention centers

New analysis provides insight into dangerous conditions in U.S. immigrant detention centers

UAB physicians encourage everyone to get a flu shot between October and early November

UAB physicians encourage everyone to get a flu shot between October and early November

Flu antibody could be a key to better treatments for severe flu disease

Flu antibody could be a key to better treatments for severe flu disease

NIAID-supported clinical trial begins at four Vaccine and Treatment Evaluation Units

NIAID-supported clinical trial begins at four Vaccine and Treatment Evaluation Units

Universal influenza vaccine developed at Cornell is set for human clinical trials

Universal influenza vaccine developed at Cornell is set for human clinical trials

Emory researchers awarded NIAID contract to develop better drug against influenza

Emory researchers awarded NIAID contract to develop better drug against influenza

Los Alamos' predictive AI computer model wins FluSight Challenge

Los Alamos' predictive AI computer model wins FluSight Challenge

In Hamburg, ‘Gesundheit’ means more than a wish for good health

In Hamburg, ‘Gesundheit’ means more than a wish for good health

Novel approach brings researchers one step closer to universal flu vaccine

Novel approach brings researchers one step closer to universal flu vaccine