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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 ...

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 ...

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

PHA reminds people of importance of flu vaccine

The Public Health Agency (PHA) is again reminding people in “at risk” groups and others who are eligible, to get the winter flu vaccine, with a warning about the deadly dangers associated with catching the flu. ... Full story

Indiana avian flu outbreak serves as biosecurity reminder for Pa. poultry owners

A new outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza confirmed this month in the state of Indiana serves as a warning to Pennsylvania poultry producers and small-flock owners that they ignore biosecurity measures at their own risk, according to a poultry specialist in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences. ... Full story

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