Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Influenza in the tropics shows variable seasonality

Whilst countries in the tropics and subtropics exhibit diverse patterns of seasonal flu activity, they can be grouped into eight geographical zones to optimise vaccine formulation and delivery timing, according to a study ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

'Ensemble' modeling could lead to better flu forecasts

By combining data from a variety of non-traditional sources, a research team led by computational epidemiologists at Boston Children's Hospital has developed predictive models of flu-like activity that provide robust real-time ...

Health

Digital epidemiology—tracking diseases in the mobile age

Being stuck in bed, waiting for the flu to run its course, is pretty unpleasant. And it's also really boring. What else is there to do but search for symptoms online, and read entries about the flu on Wikipedia or WebMD or ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Free home flu test kits for Flusurvey participants

People taking part in this year's Flusurvey, the UK's biggest crowd-sourced study of influenza will for the first time be offered a swab to confirm if their symptoms are caused by a flu virus or not as part of a new collaboration ...

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