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Article ID: 689608

Why Do Healthy Children Die from the Flu? Study Offers New Insights

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

With this year’s severe flu season, one statistic is especially chilling. Each year, around 50 percent of all children under 5 years old who die from the flu were previously healthy, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Adults who die from the flu, on the other hand, typically had a medical condition that increased their risk of mortality. A new study published in the Journal of Immunology offers new insights as to why healthy children are much more vulnerable. It also opens new opportunities for treatment.

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15-Feb-2018 10:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 689389

SJU Medical Microbiologist Responds to the Severity of Flu Season

Saint Joseph's University

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12-Feb-2018 2:40 PM EST
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    9-Feb-2018 5:00 AM EST

Article ID: 689234

Special UV Light Safely Kills Airborne Flu Virus, Finds Study

Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Overhead far-UVC light, a type of ultraviolet light that is harmless to humans, effectively killed airborne flu virus, found researchers at Columbia University. The lighting may offer a new weapon against the spread of flu virus in public spaces.

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8-Feb-2018 11:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 689107

Winning Germ Warfare in the Workplace: Keep Your Hands to Yourself or Stay Home

Cornell University

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6-Feb-2018 4:30 PM EST
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Article ID: 688764

Dr. Julia Piwoz’s Top Ten Tips for Kids (and their parents) with the Flu

Hackensack Meridian Health

Julia A. Piwoz, M.D., FAAP, chief, Section of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital at Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center has created a list of Top Ten Tips for Kids (and their parents) on how to deal with the challenges of the flu.

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31-Jan-2018 3:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 688609

Like Zika, West Nile Virus Causes Fetal Brain Damage, Death in Mice

Washington University in St. Louis

Two viruses closely related to Zika – West Nile and Powassan – can spread from an infected pregnant mouse to her fetuses, causing brain damage and fetal death, according to a new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The findings suggest that Zika may not be unique in its ability to cause miscarriages and birth defects.

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29-Jan-2018 12:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 688745

ID’ing Features of Flu Virus Genome May Help Target Surveillance for Pandemic Flu

Washington University in St. Louis

A pandemic flu outbreak could kill millions. Now, researchers have found features of the virus's genome that influence how well it multiplies. The findings could help target pandemic flu surveillance efforts to make it easier to find the next outbreak before it spreads widely.

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31-Jan-2018 12:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 688571

Flu Expert Michael Farzan Available to Speak on Viral Pandemics and the Biology of Influenza

Scripps Research Institute

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29-Jan-2018 11:05 AM EST
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    24-Jan-2018 5:00 AM EST

Article ID: 688256

Nanoparticle Vaccine Offers Universal Protection Against Influenza A Viruses, Study Finds

Georgia State University

Researchers have developed a universal vaccine to combat influenza A viruses that produces long-lasting immunity in mice and protects them against the limitations of seasonal flu vaccines, according to a study led by Georgia State University.

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22-Jan-2018 11:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 688329

Flu May Be Spread Just by Breathing

California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

A new study, led in part by San José State researcher Sheryl Ehrman, indicates the virus may be passed on a lot more easily than once thought.

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23-Jan-2018 12:00 PM EST
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