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Eastern poultry producers brace for avian flu this fall as waterfowl migrate

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Right now, in the vast prairie pothole region of southern Canada and the United States' upper Midwest, waterfowl ...

Discovery points to a new path toward a universal flu vaccine

Flu vaccines can be something of a shot in the dark. Not only must they be given yearly, there’s no guarantee the ...

Immune response to a flu protein yields new insights into narcolepsy

A swine flu vaccine may have caused rare cases of narcolepsy by stimulating antibodies to attack brain cells that help regulate sleep. ... Full story

‘Core’ immune cells reduce symptoms and spread of seasonal and pandemic influenza

A four-year study of 1,414 unvaccinated people across England found that 43% of them had immune cells that protected them from symptoms of both seasonal and pandemic influenza, and reduced their chances of shedding the virus by two thirds. ... Full story

Personal experience a major driver in decision for or against flu vaccination

Athens, Ga. - Convincing someone to receive the annual flu vaccine goes beyond clever messaging and well-written public service announcements, new University of Georgia research finds. The study, led by UGA's Glen Nowak, outlines both the barriers and facilitators that motivate people in their flu vaccine decisions. ... Full story

Improving prevention of and responses to flu outbreaks

New research suggests ways to reduce the likelihood that individuals and groups will become infected with influenza. ... Full story

U-M disease transmission experts prepared to address Michigan's first bird flu cases

As the state of Michigan responds to its first cases of the bird flu, the University of Michigan has experts who can talk about this flu and infectious disease transmission. ... Full story

Virus evolution and human behaviour shape global patterns of flu movement

New research from The Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity published in Nature today has revealed surprising differences in how each of the four types of influenza that cause seasonal viruses is spread. ... Full story

Researchers targeting the host rather than the flu virus have success with new treatment tested in mice

By Leslie Shepherd -The flu kills hundreds of thousands of people around the world every year, yet there is essentially only one class of drugs to fight the ever-changing virus. ... Full story

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