Medical research

Collaboration produces universal flu vaccine candidate

Influenza is a major global public health concern and a huge economic burden to societies. Seasonal influenza epidemics afflict between 13 to 100 million individuals annually, including three to five million cases of severe ...

Medications

Drug combination fails to improve outcomes in influenza

A new combination of antiviral drugs did not improve clinical outcomes in hospitalized patients with severe influenza, according results from a recent clinical trial published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

First human case of avian influenza A(H5N1) in Europe

Following an outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza A(H5N1) in a flock of around 125 Muscovy ducks in a domestic setting in South West England on 22 December 2021, the virus was later also confirmed in the asymptomatic ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Avian flu safety advice

Although avian flu currently presents a very low risk to public health, given the recent increase in cases it is useful to be aware of some simple safety tips related to this disease. You can find out more below:

Medical economics

What the COVID-19 pandemic has taught us about flu vaccines

A recent report from the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM) finds that much needs to be done if we want to be prepared to respond to a potential influenza pandemic, particularly when it comes ...

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