Influenza


  • Innovations Expand Types of Seasonal Flu Vaccines Available
    Many of the projected 135 million to 139 million doses of influenza vaccines being produced for this flu season for use in the U.S. are now available to consumers from six manufacturers licensed by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). A variety of flu vaccines, including ...More
    September 27, 2013 Posted in News
  • Flu Vaccination Coverage on the Rise but Health Officials Urge Continued Vigilance
    More children than ever are getting vaccinated to protect against influenza, according to new data announced by U.S. health officials at a news conference today held by the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID). But this news is not slowing down health experts’ ...More
    September 26, 2013 Posted in News
  • Researchers Discover a New Way That Influenza Can Infect Cells
    Scientists at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center have uncovered a new mechanism by which influenza can infect cells – a finding that ultimately may have implications for immunity against the flu. Influenza viruses have two main proteins on their surface that allow them ...More
    September 24, 2013 Posted in News
  • Reassuring Findings for Mothers Who are Vaccinated Against Influenza While Pregnant
    Researchers from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Boston University, in collaboration with the American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI), have found evidence of the H1N1 influenza vaccine's safety during pregnancy. The national ...More
    September 24, 2013 Posted in News
  • Scientists Closer to Universal Flu Vaccine After Pandemic 'Natural Experiment'
    Scientists have moved closer to developing a universal flu vaccine after using the 2009 pandemic as a natural experiment to study why some people seem to resist severe illness. Researchers at Imperial College London asked volunteers to donate blood samples just as the swine ...More
    September 23, 2013 Posted in News
  • NIH Clinical Study Establishes Human Model of Influenza Pathogenesis
    A National Institutes of Health (NIH) clinical study of healthy adult volunteers who consented to be infected with the 2009 H1N1 influenza virus under carefully controlled conditions has provided researchers with concrete information about the minimum dose of virus needed ...More
    September 13, 2013 Posted in News
  • A New Approach to Early Diagnosis of Influenza
    A new technology is showing promise as the basis for a much-needed home test to diagnose influenza quickly, before the window for taking antiviral drugs slams shut and sick people spread the virus to others, scientists reported here today. In a presentation at the 246th ...More
    September 9, 2013 Posted in News
  • ICT News Desk: Influenza Complications and Vaccination
    Although up to 500,000 people world-wide die of severe influenza each year, there has been no clear evidence about who is susceptible for influenza complications and it may not be who people think, says a study from a McMaster University professor, published in the Journal ...More
    September 6, 2013 Posted in Videos
  • New Moms, Obese People are at Risk of Complications From Influenza, Study Says
    Although up to 500,000 people world-wide die of severe influenza each year, there has been no clear evidence about who is susceptible for influenza complications and it may not be who people think, says a study from McMaster University. This is important because issues ...More
    August 27, 2013 Posted in News
  • NIH-Funded Scientists Describe Genesis, Evolution of H7N9 Influenza Virus
    An international team of influenza researchers in China, the United Kingdom and the United States has used genetic sequencing to trace the source and evolution of the avian H7N9 influenza virus that emerged in humans in China earlier this year. The study, published today in ...More
    August 21, 2013 Posted in News