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May 5, 2016

Simulation Study Shows That Pandemic Swine Flu Had a Minor Impact in Finland

Mar. 24, 2016 — Researchers have used modeling to estimate the true impact of infectious diseases, such as swine flu, when underreporting can mean the surveillance from time of the pandemic can miss the vast ... read more

For Pregnant Women With Flu, the Earlier the Better for Antiviral Treatment

Feb. 4, 2016 — Pregnant women are at higher risk for serious illness and complications, including death, from influenza. For expectant mothers hospitalized with flu, early treatment with the influenza antiviral ... read more

Flu Vaccine Shows Promise for Reducing Risk of Influenza-Associated Atrial Fibrillation

Feb. 2, 2016 — Influenza is significantly associated with an increased risk of new-onset atrial fibrillation, which could be reduced through influenza vaccination, according to new ... read more

Super Bowl Celebrations Spread Flu, According to Researchers

Feb. 1, 2016 — Cities with teams in the Super Bowl see a rise in flu deaths, new research shows. The effects are greater when the Super Bowl occurs close to the peak of flu season or when the dominant influenza ... read more

Effectiveness of Influenza Vaccine for Pregnant Women May Differ by Trimester

Feb. 1, 2016 — The Centers for Disease Control recommends that all pregnant women get a flu shot, unless they have already been vaccinated over the past year. Cautioning that "Flu is more likely to cause ... read more

First Recombinant Influenza Vaccine Comes to Mexico

Jan. 28, 2016 — In October 2015, the Commission for the Protection against Sanitary Risk (COFEPRIS) gave Mexico the registry of the first recombinant vaccine against seasonal influenza in the world and designed to ... read more

Acid-Sensitive Molecular Changes Contribute to the Emergence of Pandemic Influenza

Jan. 25, 2016 — Scientists have linked increased resistance of hemagglutinin protein to acidic pH with emergence of the 2009 H1N1 pandemic flu virus; the finding may help spot future pandemic ... read more

Infant-Friendly Flu Vaccine Developed With Key Protein

Jan. 19, 2016 — Influenza causes serious illness among millions of people each year, resulting in 250,000 to 500,000 deaths, according to the World Health Organization. Those most at risk include infants younger ... read more

Safe to Cuddle With Pets While Home With a Cold or Flu

Jan. 13, 2016 — An infectious disease expert, while stopping short of actually prescribing in-home “pet therapy” for colds or flu, says that if having your companion by your side makes you feel better, go right ... read more

Minor Flu Strains Pack Bigger Punch, Scientists Find

Jan. 4, 2016 — Minor variants of flu strains, which are not typically targeted in vaccines, carry a bigger viral punch than previously realized, a team of scientists has found. Its research, which examined samples ... read more

Dec. 17, 2015 — A person's first infection with the influenza virus likely stimulates the production of key antibodies that then shape later immune responses to different seasonal influenza strains. Now ... read more

Using 'Big Data' to Fight Flu

Dec. 9, 2015 — Thanks to 'big data', researchers have identified new molecules that are instrumental in the replication of the flu virus. If these host proteins are blocked, influenza viruses are unable ... read more

A New Approach to Predict Evolution of Influenza Viruses Can Enhance Vaccine Efficacy

Dec. 7, 2015 — New results suggest that genomic information from circulating influenza viruses can help in producing more efficient seasonal vaccines. The researchers were able to develop a simple approach for ... read more

New Vaccine Strategy Better Protects High-Risk Cancer Patients from Flu

Dec. 6, 2015 — Researchers have developed a vaccine strategy that reduces the risk of flu infections in cancer patients at highest risk for ... read more

Genetic Risk for Hyperinflammatory Disorder from Viral Infection Identified

Nov. 24, 2015 — A group of people with fatal H1N1 flu died after their viral infections triggered a deadly hyperinflammatory disorder in susceptible individuals with gene mutations linked to the overactive immune ... read more

Research Paves Way for Flu Treatments

Nov. 2, 2015 — Scientists have delved into the complexities of exactly how the flu virus works and why it's so effective at making people so sick. Their intention is to find new ways to treat the flu, and ... read more

Nov. 2, 2015 — Individuals who get the flu vaccine lose their immunity to the H1N1 influenza virus in about two years, according to a new ... read more

Studies Raise Questions About Impact of Statins on Flu Vaccination in Seniors

Oct. 29, 2015 — A new pair of studies suggests that statins, drugs widely used to reduce cholesterol, may have a detrimental effect on the immune response to influenza vaccine and the vaccine's effectiveness at ... read more

Multi-Tasking Flu Vaccine Could Provide Better Protection Against Outbreaks

Oct. 27, 2015 — Researchers have found a way to boost the effectiveness and cross-protective capabilities of an influenza A vaccine by adding a simple component. The research in mice could lead to better seasonal ... read more

Study Finds Significant Decrease in Hospitalization of Older Nursing Home Residents With High Dose Influenza Vaccine

Oct. 10, 2015 — Researchers found that flu immunizations with four times the strength of standard flu shots significantly reduced the risk of being hospitalized during the influenza season. The group that received ... read more

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