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Middle-Aged Adults Were More Susceptible to the Flu Last Year because of a New Viral Mutation, Say Wistar Scientists

PHILADELPHIA – A team of scientists, led by researchers at The Wistar Institute, has identified a possible explanation for why middle-aged ...

Flu shows up early; vaccines the best defense

PULLMAN, WASH. – As Ebola continues to make headlines and warm autumn weather dominates much of the Northwest, flu isn’t on most ...

JAMA Findings Reveal Vaccine Approach to Fight Pandemic Bird Flu

SLU Research: Combine Old and New Vaccines for One, Two Punch Against Deadly Avian Flu ... Full story

The flu shot: Why does your child need it?

MAYWOOD, Ill. – A common question parents ask themselves this time of year is ‘Does my child really need a flu shot?’ Though the flu may seem harmless, the truth is on average 20,000 U.S. children age 5 and younger are hospitalized due to flu symptoms each year. ... Full story

Flu Shots: One Size Does Not Fit All

Flu season is approaching and with that comes the annual reminder to get a flu shot. But it’s more complicated than a simple recommendation. How do we know which of the available influenza vaccines to get, and when? ... Full story

UR Researchers Recruiting Older Adults to Test H7N9 Bird Flu Vaccines

Researchers at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry are recruiting volunteers between the ages of 50 and 70 to test a vaccine for H7N9, the bird flu virus that first surfaced in China in 2013 and has been on the radar of infectious disease specialists and public health officials ever since. ... Full story

Yale researchers describe how lungs stand guard against the flu

By Bill Hathaway - Influenza viruses mutate annually, making it difficult to produce vaccines that induce antibodies capable of recognizing the changing proteins on the surface of the flu virus and conferring long-term immunity. ... Full story

H7N9 flu vaccine study shows adjuvant is essential for effective immune response

By Holly Korschun - The first human H7N9 avian influenza cases occurred in China in early 2013. ... Full story

Candidate H7N9 Avian Flu Vaccine Works Better with Adjuvant

Results of Large NIH-Sponsored Trial Published ... Full story

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