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.

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 ...

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