Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Researchers bring us one step closer to universal influenza vaccine

The scourge of the influenza virus devastates health and claims many lives worldwide each year. It is especially daunting because vaccines are only protective when they are well matched to the strains circulating in the population. ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Infectious disease A-Z: Will there be a universal flu vaccine?

A better, more effective flu vaccine is a matter of when—not if—says Dr. Gregory Poland, director of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group. The National Institutes of Health is testing an experimental universal flu vaccine ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Stalk antibodies provide flu protection in humans

A universal flu vaccine that could prevent a potential influenza pandemic has been a holy grail for epidemiologists around the world ever since the first flu vaccines were developed in 1938.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

The search for a universal influenza vaccine

The current 2017-18 flu season is a bad one. Hospitalization rates are now higher than in recent years at the same point, and infection rates are still rising. The best line of defense is the seasonal influenza vaccine. But ...

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.

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