Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

How easy is it to update COVID vaccines to tackle new variants?

Our ongoing battles with COVID variants delta and omicron highlight just how quickly viruses can mutate, and what that can mean for public health. How quickly can we modify COVID-19 vaccines to tackle any new variants that ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Flu vaccine may not protect against main flu strain: study

(HealthDay)—This season's flu vaccine may do little to prevent infection with the main circulating virus strain because the strain has changed since the vaccine was developed, a new study suggests.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Chinese man hospitalized with H5N6 bird flu

A man in China has been hospitalized with the H5N6 strain of avian flu, which is one of several potentially dangerous strains that can infect humans.

Medical research

Nanoparticle flu vaccine blocks seasonal and pandemic strains

Researchers have developed experimental flu shots that protect animals from a wide variety of seasonal and pandemic influenza strains. The vaccine product is currently being advanced toward clinical testing. If proven safe ...

Vaccination

A universal influenza vaccine may be one step closer

A bad year for flu can mean tens of thousands of deaths in the U.S. Getting vaccinated can protect you from influenza, but you have to get the shot every year to catch up with the changing virus and to top up the short-lived ...

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