Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Virologist discusses the vagaries of the flu

The flu has been our viral companion for millennia, but its capricious behavior continues to confound scientists and public health experts.


Survey shows widespread skepticism of flu shot

When a child gets the flu, they're not only sick in bed for a week or more, but the illness can also have serious and even life-threatening consequences. In fact, 180 children died after contracting the flu during the 2017-2018 ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

How well will the flu vaccine work this winter?

The most effective way of preventing seasonal influenza is to be vaccinated each autumn. The reason that people are encouraged to get vaccinated annually is because flu virus can cause severe disease. One of the problems ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

No longer pandemic, H1N1 flu still hangs on in new flu season

With frantic efforts to gird for the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic still etched on the public mind, some health officials have been gearing up weeks earlier than usual to do battle with the 2010 flu season.

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