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New step towards eradication of H5N1 bird flu

A University of Adelaide-led project has developed a new test that can distinguish between birds that have been vaccinated against the H5N1 ...

University researchers find bat influenza viruses unlikely to pose a threat to human health

MANHATTAN — Bats seen at Halloween this year may not be quite as scary as they appear – at least when it ...

UB researchers synthetize active molecules against drug-resistant mutants of influenza A virus

The study is based on a new chemical compound synthetized by researchers from the University of Barcelona. ... Full story

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 adults were hit especially hard by the H1N1 influenza virus during the 2013-2014 influenza season. The findings, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, offer evidence that a new mutation in H1N1 viruses potentially led to more disease in these individuals. ... Full story

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 people’s radar. But it should be. ... Full story

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

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