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Quick Diagnosis Key to Containing Avian Influenza Outbreaks

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Veterinarian Explains What Every Dog Owner Should Know About Disease

A Kansas State University veterinarian explains what pet owners need to know about canine influenza and how they can protect their pet.

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Veterinarian Addresses Avian Influenza Outbreak in Midwest

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Genetic Mutation Helps Explain Why, in Rare Cases, Flu Can Kill

A small number of children who catch the influenza virus fall so ill they end up in the hospital even while their family and friends recover easily. New research from Rockefeller University helps explain why: a rare genetic mutation that prevents the production of a critical protein, interferon, that is needed to fight off the virus.

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Enhanced Flu Protection: Four Beats Three

Findings by a Saint Louis University researcher parallel earlier results: Adding a strain of influenza B could improve effectiveness of an influenza vaccine.

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Study Shows Two New Flu Strains Do Not Yet Easily Infect Humans

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Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute have analyzed a key protein from two influenza strains that recently began causing sporadic infections among people in China and Taiwan. The analyses suggest the flu viruses have not acquired changes allowing them to infect people easily.

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Study: Advocacy, Race Affect Flu Vaccination Rates

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A doctor’s recommendation and a patient’s race may influence flu vaccination rates, according to researchers at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. Researchers found that 90 percent of patients received vaccination if their physician advocated for it compared to 58 percent of patients whose physician did not.

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Seasonal Flu Vaccine Induces Antibodies That Protect Against H7N9 Avian Flu

Antibodies that protect against H7N9 avian flu, which emerged in China in 2013 and sparked fears of a global pandemic, have been isolated in individuals who received seasonal flu vaccinations and appear to broadly neutralize H7 viruses.

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Key to Blocking Influenza Virus May Lie in a Cell’s Own Machinery

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Viruses are masters of outsourcing, entrusting their fundamental function – reproduction – to the host cells they infect. But it turns out this highly economical approach also creates vulnerability.