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Past Encounters with the Flu Shape Vaccine Response

Researchers from the University of Chicago, Harvard University and others show that poor immune responses, not egg adaptions, may explain the low effectiveness of the vaccine that year.

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Loyola Medicine Primary Care Physician Provides Flu Safety Tips

Flu is still on the rise

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Flu Vaccine Worked Better Than Expected

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Why Is This Year's Flu Season So Bad?

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

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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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SJU Medical Microbiologist Responds to the Severity of Flu Season

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Special UV Light Safely Kills Airborne Flu Virus, Finds Study

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

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

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

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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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