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Patients support flu injections at pharmacies as vaccination program expands

A QUT-led pilot program designed to boost Queensland's vaccination rates has shown a high level of satisfaction from patients given injections at ...

Study on causes of rheumatic fever gets underway in Auckland

A study to identify and better understand risk factors for rheumatic fever – one of New Zealand’s most mysterious and serious illnesses ...

A sermon and a flu shot: Taking preventive health care into community spaces

UCLA study shows that bringing health care to nontraditional locations increases use of preventive services by underserved, older adults ... Full story

Key to universal flu vaccine: embrace the unfamiliar

Vaccine researchers have been searching for ways to elicit antibodies against the stem region of the viral hemagglutinin protein, some of which are broadly cross-reactive. ... Full story

WSU flu outbreak provides rare study material

By Eric Sorensen, WSU science writer - PULLMAN, Wash. – Five years ago this month, one of the first U.S. outbreaks of the H1N1 virus swept through the Washington State University campus, striking some 2,000 people. A WSU math and biology professor has used a trove of data gathered at the time to gain insight into how only a few infected people could launch the virus’s rapid spread across the university community. ... Full story

Hebrew University antibody research paves the way for new, more effective influenza drugs

Research is patented through tech transfer company Yissum, which is seeking commercial R&D partners ... Full story

Researchers uncover clues to flu’s mechanisms

Rice, Baylor scientists analyze how influenza-related proteins help infect cells ... Full story

Physicians struggle to clinically diagnose early HIV infection

Journal of the American Medical Association study reveals early detection is easily missed ... Full story

UW’s important influenza research conducted safely

The UW-Madison Influenza Research Institute (IRI) has been safely conducting important influenza research since its opening at Research Park in 2008. However, press accounts of the results of recent studies as well as a biosafety incident at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta have brought IRI into the news. ... Full story

Bacterial Respiratory Tract Colonization Prior to Catching the Flu May Protect Against Severe Illness

PHILADELPHIA —Many studies have shown that more severe illness and even death are likely to result if you develop a secondary respiratory infection after developing influenza. ... Full story

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