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Article ID: 707662

Otherwise healthy and think you have the flu? Avoid the emergency room

University of Alabama at Birmingham

The Centers for Disease Control reports that influenza activity in Alabama is now widespread and likely to increase. Alabama’s Department of Public Health also reports that almost every Alabama county is experiencing significant flu activity. As Alabama and the rest of the country enter the height of flu season, University of Alabama at Birmingham medical caregivers want to remind the public that, if you are normally a healthy person who is experiencing flu-like symptoms — high fever, muscle or body aches throughout the body, exhaustion, and loss of appetite — do not go to the emergency department.

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6-Feb-2019 12:05 PM EST
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    25-Jan-2019 9:00 AM EST

Article ID: 706876

Anti-flu antibodies can inhibit two different viral proteins, NIH study reveals

The Rockefeller University Press

Researchers from the National Institutes of Health have discovered that antibodies that may form the basis of a universal flu vaccine inhibit a second viral protein in addition to the one that they bind. The study, to be published January 25 in the Journal of Experimental Medicine, reveals that antibodies that recognize the viral surface protein hemagglutinin can also inhibit the viral neuraminidase, and that this enhances antibody neutralization of the virus and the activation of innate immune cells with anti-viral activity.

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22-Jan-2019 2:05 PM EST
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    24-Jan-2019 5:00 PM EST

Article ID: 706787

Seasonal Influenza Plays a Role in the Deaths of Many Kidney Failure Patients

American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

• Influenza-like illness was linked with seasonal variation in the death rates of US patients with kidney failure.

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20-Jan-2019 9:05 AM EST

Article ID: 706315

What You Need to Know to Stay Healthy This Flu Season

University of Michigan

Arnold Monto, professor of epidemiology at the University of Michigan School of Public Health, has been studying the spread of the flu virus and the effectiveness of vaccines and antiviral medications for more than five decades.

Released:
10-Jan-2019 1:00 PM EST

Article ID: 706244

Respiratory Microbiome May Influence Your Susceptibility to Flu

PLOS

Microbiome community linked to lower influenza susceptibility

Released:
9-Jan-2019 3:45 PM EST

Article ID: 706210

Newborns Face Risks When Born to Women with the Flu

Wiley

Pregnant women with influenza are more likely to experience complications, but how this affects infants is unclear. A newBirth Defects Researchstudy uncovers the potential risks to infants.

Released:
9-Jan-2019 12:40 PM EST

Article ID: 706108

Flu is on the Rise: Rutgers Medical Expert Explains How to Protect Yourself

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

A Rutgers infectious disease expert explains this year’s outbreak and how you can protect yourself

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8-Jan-2019 7:05 AM EST

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