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MERIDEN, Conn., Dec.
Seasonal flu vaccines may protect individuals not only against the strains of flu they contain but also against many additional types, according to a study published this week in mBio®, the online open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology.
CYPRESS, Calif. and MADISON, N.J., Dec.
The influenza virus circulating throughout the US this year has mutated, and as a result, the currently-available vaccine is less effective in combating the illness, the CDC said in an advisory to doctors issued on Wednesday.
Medicine in Motion educates about the nature of the flu and flu vaccination shots, and gives advice on what a person should do if they become sick. Austin, Texas
Northwestern Medicine tackles common flu and flu shot myths CHICAGO, Nov.
ANAHEIM, Calif., Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Influenza will affect as many as 200,000 people this year and with flu-associated deaths in the United States as high as 49,000 people.
Influenza A virus causes influenza in birds and some mammals. It is a genus of the Orthomyxoviridae family of viruses. Although the virus is uncommon several strains have been isolated from wild birds. Some can cause severe disease in domestic poultry and sometimes in humans. They are negative sense, single-stranded, segmented RNA viruses. Each subtype has mutated into a variety of strains with different pathogenic profiles. There is a vaccine for humans incase there is an avian influenza, or...
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