Latest Spanish flu research Stories
Certain influenza strains are highly virulent—they cause more serious disease and kill more people.
The new bird flu strain that has so far killed 11 people in China has been showing signs that it is quickly adapting to mammalian (particularly human) hosts.
Researchers at Michigan State University (MSU) have demonstrated how a new virus evolves, shedding light on how easy it can be for diseases to gain dangerous mutations.
Researchers have demonstrated how a new virus evolves, shedding light on how easy it can be for diseases to gain dangerous mutations.
Examination of lung tissue and other autopsy material from 68 American soldiers who died of respiratory infections in 1918 has revealed that the influenza virus that eventually killed 50 million people worldwide was circulating in the United States at least four months before the 1918 influenza reached pandemic levels that fall.
A collaborative project between researchers at the Trudeau Institute and their colleagues at St. Jude Childrenâ€™s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn., offers new insights that may lead to an improved strategy to protect against the influenza virus and other viruses that infect the respiratory tract.
Scientists have uncovered the fluâ€™s secret formula for effectively evolving within and between host species: balance.
German researchers say they determined viral polymerase might provide a new therapeutic target for host-adapted avian influenza. The scientists said highly pathogenic avian influenza, commonly known as bird flu, is a strain of the influenza virus that has adapted to infect birds.
By Seth Borenstein WASHINGTON - Nearly a century after history's most lethal flu faded away, survivors' bloodstreams still carry super-potent protection against the 1918 virus, demonstrating the remarkable durability of the human immune system.
A U.S. medical team has found a way of spotting genes that help spread the bird flu, the subject of global concern as a potential pandemic threat.
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