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The search for a universal flu vaccine has received a boost from a surprising source: the 2009 H1N1 pandemic flu strain.
On November 19, Jason Martin returned to the Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU) at Vanderbilt University Medical Center for the first time since he nearly died there during last year's H1N1 flu pandemic.
Roughly one in three Americans have already been vaccinated this year as the flu season sets in.
The 2009/2010 Influenza A (H1N1) is one of several viruses responsible for respiratory-related infections.
A variant of last yearâ€™s pandemic influenza linked to fatal cases carried a mutation that enabled it to infect a different subset of cells lining the airway, according to new research.
A recent study by researchers at the University of Utah determined that the 2009 pandemic influenza A (H1N1) caused a higher rate of neurological complications in children than the seasonal flu.
CDC Report Shows Increase in Seasonal Flu Vaccinations, Greatest Increase among Children ATLANTA, April 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More Americans were vaccinated against seasonal flu during the 2009-10 season (40 percent of eligible population) than during the previous flu season (33 percent of eligible population), according to a report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
St Jude Children's Research Hospital staff helps investigators gauge the lingering impact of the 1976 vaccine.
Although they emerged more than 90 years apart, the influenza viruses responsible for the pandemics of 1918 and 2009 share a structural detail that makes both susceptible to neutralization by the same antibodies.