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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.
New model could revolutionize the way researchers investigate spread of pathogens

New model could revolutionize the way researchers investigate spread of pathogens

Study shows ACA's positive impact on healthcare affordability and access for women

Study shows ACA's positive impact on healthcare affordability and access for women

Role of immunological imprinting in elicitation of new antibodies

Role of immunological imprinting in elicitation of new antibodies

Pollutants appear to weaken immune system and increase pathogen virulence

Pollutants appear to weaken immune system and increase pathogen virulence

New analysis compares scenarios to find the best time to get a flu shot

New analysis compares scenarios to find the best time to get a flu shot

Killer flu pandemic is inevitable and world is not prepared, says WHO

Killer flu pandemic is inevitable and world is not prepared, says WHO

Study uncovers potential new strategy to treat influenza A

Study uncovers potential new strategy to treat influenza A

Yearly flu shot may also protect from having a heart attack

Yearly flu shot may also protect from having a heart attack

Diet may drive exposure to influenza A virus in wild mammals

Diet may drive exposure to influenza A virus in wild mammals

Discovery of protein, lipid connection could lead to new influenza therapies

Discovery of protein, lipid connection could lead to new influenza therapies

New insights into influenza A infection and its spread

New insights into influenza A infection and its spread

New study discovers entirely new infection route for influenza A viruses

New study discovers entirely new infection route for influenza A viruses

Ethan Lindenberger's vaccine debate heads to congress

Ethan Lindenberger's vaccine debate heads to congress

Scientists discover new infection route for influenza A viruses

Scientists discover new infection route for influenza A viruses

Researchers find how bats remain immune to various infections

Researchers find how bats remain immune to various infections

Disease X: an unknown disease that could claim millions of lives

Disease X: an unknown disease that could claim millions of lives

Reduced antibody adaptability may make the elderly more vulnerable to influenza

Reduced antibody adaptability may make the elderly more vulnerable to influenza

Bat influenza viruses could potentially attack the cells of humans and livestock

Bat influenza viruses could potentially attack the cells of humans and livestock

Study reveals how helper T cells support memory cells to function optimally

Study reveals how helper T cells support memory cells to function optimally

Influenza and common cold are completely different diseases, study shows

Influenza and common cold are completely different diseases, study shows