Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

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 ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Lessons from the 1918 flu pandemic, 100 years on

This year marks the centenary of the 1918 influenza pandemic, the worst flu outbreak in recorded history. A new study into the human, viral and societal factors behind its severity provides valuable lessons that could save ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Why pandemic influenza is so deadly – revealed

The Spanish flu virus infected a third of the world's population 100 years ago and claimed the lives of up to 100m people. The virus continued to evolve and its descendants went on to cause all subsequent flu pandemics, leading ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

The mystery of a 1918 veteran and the flu pandemic

Vaccination is underway for the 2017-2018 seasonal flu, and next year will mark the 100-year anniversary of the 1918 flu pandemic, which killed roughly 40 million people. It is an opportune time to consider the possibility ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Flu simulations suggest pandemics more likely in spring, early summer

New statistical simulations suggest that Northern Hemisphere flu pandemics are most likely to emerge in late spring or early summer at the tail end of the normal flu season, according to a new study published in PLOS Computational ...

Medical research

Simple strategy could lead to a 'universal' flu vaccine

It's that time of year again: Temperatures drop, sleeves go up, and the needles come out. If scientists at The Rockefeller University have their way, however, the annual ritual of the flu shot could become obsolete.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Closing in on a universal flu vaccine

Unreliable yearly flu jabs could be a thing of the past as researchers close in on technology that will take down the deadly virus once and for all.

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