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Keeping track of the flu keeps the nation on track

Fever, coughs and fatigue have a major impact on our nation’s health and productivity: last year 20,000 people who participated in an ...

More than just a mechanical barrier – epithelial cells actively combat the flu virus

HZI researchers examine the way in which epithelial cells react to the flu virus in the lungs ...

Duke Health Lifts Temporary Visitor Restrictions Due to Decrease in Reported Flu Cases

By Duke Medicine News and Communications - DURHAM, N.C. -- Given the decrease in reported influenza activity in the community and the state, Duke Health has lifted temporary visitor restrictions that were enacted on March 17, 2016. ... Full story

Bully T cells key to next generation flu vaccine

Associate Professor Katherine Kedzierska is working with a team to unlock the secrets of influenza. They are getting closer to a universal flu shot. ... Full story

UGA, Sanofi Pasteur develop new vaccine for H1N1 influenza

Athens, Ga. - Researchers at the University of Georgia and Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of Sanofi, announced today the development of a vaccine that protects against multiple strains of both seasonal and pandemic H1N1 influenza in mouse models. They published their findings recently in the Journal of Virology. ... Full story

‘Germ trap’ could save us from flu virus

A remarkable new technology developed by Manchester biochemists has found a way to restrict the spread of flu. ... Full story

Healthline: Flu Season Hangs on in the Tristate

CINCINNATI—With spring at the Tristate’s door, flu season continues with the Ohio Department of Public Health reporting an increase in influenza cases during the last week of February, the latest data available. Physicians are reminding residents to take precautions to stay healthy. ... Full story

Flu Vaccine Nearly 60 Percent Effective

Weeks of ongoing flu activity still ahead; CDC urges flu vaccination. ... Full story

Scientists Seek to Improve Flu Vaccine for the Very Young

Scientists at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry have discovered a way to make a nasal spray flu vaccine safer for those who are at greatest risk of catching the flu, particularly infants under the age of 2. The work is early and a long way from being applied in people, but offers promise for a vaccine that could better protect the most vulnerable. ... Full story

Hospital Visitation Guidelines Implemented to Combat Flu, Infectious Diseases

Visitation guidelines are being implemented at several regional hospitals to further protect patients from influenza and other infectious diseases. These actions are being taken in response to increasing numbers of cases of influenza across the state and in this region. ... Full story

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