Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Past encounters with the flu shape vaccine response

New research on why the influenza vaccine was only modestly effective in recent years shows that immune history with the flu influences a person's response to the vaccine.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Virologist discusses the vagaries of the flu

The flu has been our viral companion for millennia, but its capricious behavior continues to confound scientists and public health experts.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Why the flu season is so bad this year

This year's flu season has hit the United States hard, with nearly every state reporting widespread influenza activity in early January. In California, at least 42 people under the age of 65 have died from the flu, and the ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

The U.S. may be in for a tough flu season—4 questions answered

This year, Australia suffered a record number of flu infections. This has some experts concerned that the U.S. will suffer a harsh flu season as well. Irena Kenneley, associate professor of nursing at Case Western Reserve ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Experts discuss Influenza vaccine challenges and opportunities

In a New England Journal of Medicine perspective, experts from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, and the World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating ...

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