Michigan State University scientists have linked a common food preservative to an altered immune response that possibly hinders flu vaccines.
According to this week’s FluView report, overall influenza activity decreased since last week, but remains relatively high for this time of year. Thirty-four states and Puerto Rico continue to report widespread flu activity and 20 states are still experiencing high ILI activity.
Most people who weather an infection with influenza fully recover after a week or two, but for some, a severe case of the flu can actually reshape the architecture of their lungs and forever compromise their respiratory function.
According to this week’s FluView report, while levels of outpatient flu-like illness peaked in February, overall influenza activity remains elevated, at similar levels to last week, with A(H3) viruses causing an increasing amount of the activity.
Researchers have described a new mechanism by which influenza A viruses (IAV) alter the host immune system and make them more or less susceptible to often deadly co-occurring bacterial infections.
We are repeatedly exposed to the influenza virus via infections, vaccinations and our communal environments.
According to this week’s FluView report, overall influenza activity decreased slightly but remains high, driven by a wave of H3N2 virus activity.
Choline, an essential B vitamin nutrient, can prevent fetal brain developmental problems that often occur after prenatal maternal infections such as colds and influenza.
When flu season peaks after mid-winter, tens of thousands of influenza cases and hundreds of deaths can likely be avoided if older adults wait until October to get their flu immunization, a University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine analysis reveals in the April issue of the American Journal of