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Influenza vaccine for 2013: Who, what, why and when?

Questions about who should be vaccinated against influenza are asked each year as the winter (and influenza) season approaches. Even though influenza vaccines have been used since the 1940s, there's still much confusion about ...

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NIH study sheds light on role of climate in influenza transmission

Two types of environmental conditions—cold-dry and humid-rainy—are associated with seasonal influenza epidemics, according to an epidemiological study led by researchers at the National Institutes of Health's Fogarty ...

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Influenza A(H3N2) viruses predominate 2017-2018 season

(HealthDay)—Most influenza viruses identified in the 2017 to 2018 season are influenza A, with A(H3N2) viruses predominating, according to research published in the Feb. 16 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control ...

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Influenza estimated to kill about 400 New Zealanders each year

New Zealand has an average of 401 influenza-associated deaths each year according to estimates published for the first time. This is an average annual mortality rate of 10.6 per 100,000 population.

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Researchers monitor for next novel influenza strain

As seasonal influenza cases decrease across the United States, Kansas State University researchers are preparing for the next potential virulent strain of flu.

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A predictive fitness model for influenza

Researchers at Columbia University and the University of Cologne have created a new model to successfully predict the evolution of the influenza virus from one year to the next. This advance in our understanding of influenza ...

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100 years after influenza pandemic, why should I get a flu shot?

Fall 2018 marks the 100-year anniversary of the 1918 influenza pandemic, which infected roughly one-third of the world's population and killed more than 50 million people, including 675,000 in the United States, according ...

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Preparing for Tamiflu-resistant influenza viruses

Researchers in Umeå and Uppsala have found that residues of the influenza drug Tamiflu in our environment can make the influenza virus in birds resistant. This can have serious consequences in the event of an influenza pandemic. ...

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Strategic plan for developing a universal influenza vaccine

Developing a universal influenza vaccine—a vaccine that can provide durable protection for all age groups against multiple influenza strains, including those that might cause a pandemic—is a priority for the National ...

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