Latest flu virus Stories
Flu epidemics cause up to half a million deaths worldwide each year, and emerging strains continually threaten to spread to humans and cause even deadlier pandemics.
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.
According to a new report, obese persons are now regarded as a high risk group for complications from the flu virus.
University of British Columbia researchers published details about the development of a new drug candidate that is capable of preventing flu virus from spreading from one cell to the next.
When infected with influenza, the body becomes an easy target for bacteria.
An emerging class of long-lasting flu vaccines could do more than just save people the trouble of an annual flu shot.
A commonly held theory says that flu virus originates every year in Southeast and Eastern Asia, making this region the source of seasonal flu epidemics in other parts of the world.
Why do some folks who take every precaution still get the flu, while others never even get the sniffles?
- A trick or prank.