Researchers are working to find a better, long-lasting flu shot that doesn't need to be given every year, but say they first need to better understand both the virus and how the immune system responds to it.
AP (Dec. 30, 2014) An early start to the flu season has hit Minnesota hard. Flu season usually peaks in January or February, but the North Star State has already seen three pediatric deaths from the virus, and many ... watch video
Newsy (Dec. 31, 2014) This year's flu strain mutated away from experts' predictions, making the flu shot not as effective. That's not necessarily a reason to not get one.
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AP (Dec. 17, 2014) A wave of flu illnesses has forced some Ohio schools to shut down over the past week. State officials confirmed one pediatric flu-related death, a 15-year-old girl in southern Ohio. (Dec. 17)
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AP (Jan. 27, 2014) Would you voluntarily get the flu and stay in isolation for more than a week? Groups of research participants are signing up to be part of a flu immunity study at the National Institutes of Health. ... watch video
Howdini (Sep. 10, 2014) Learn how to prevent the flu with good habits practiced every day. From proper hand-washing to getting the rest you need, keep yourself, and your family, happy and healthy this flu season.
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Cleveland Clinic (Oct. 13, 2014) Chances are someone you know is at high risk of developing severe complications from the flu. Experts weigh in on why it’s important to get a flu vaccine, the type of vaccine that’s best ... watch video
AFP (Aug. 7, 2013) Experts say there is no evidence of sustained human-to-human transmission after Chinese scientists reported the first likely case of direct person-to-person transmission of the H7N9 bird flu virus ... watch video
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