NIH trial underway for universal flu vaccine

The National Institutes of Health Clinical Center has begun a phase I trial of a potential universal influenza vaccine, according to an announcement by the agency.

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

WHO urges flu vigilance after human H10N3 case

The World Health Organization (WHO) has urged countries to remain vigilant for influenza following the recent confirmation by Chinese health authorities of the first human case of infection with a rare strain of bird flu ...

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 ...


A general influenza vaccine

New vaccination method for lasting protection against all known influenza mutations in preclinical testing phase—potentially effective also against SARS-CoV-2—joint research project of the University of Konstanz, University ...

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