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Influenza (the flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. The best way to prevent the flu is by getting a flu vaccination each year. Every year in the United States, on average 5% to 20% of the population gets the flu; more than 200,000 people are hospitalized from flu complications, and; about 36,000 people die from flu-related causes. Some people, such as older people, young children, and people with certain health conditions, are at high risk for serious flu complications.
Air quality could influence the virulence and spread of COVID-19

Air quality could influence the virulence and spread of COVID-19

Gaining new insights into bacterial pneumonia

Gaining new insights into bacterial pneumonia

MIT chemists determine molecular structure of SARS-CoV-2 protein

MIT chemists determine molecular structure of SARS-CoV-2 protein

Individuals infected with mild-to-moderate COVID 19 mount a robust antibody response

Individuals infected with mild-to-moderate COVID 19 mount a robust antibody response

Scientists develop human airway stem cells to accelerate research on COVID-19, influenza

Scientists develop human airway stem cells to accelerate research on COVID-19, influenza

Researchers identify new potential therapeutic targets for SARS-CoV-2 infection

Researchers identify new potential therapeutic targets for SARS-CoV-2 infection

Research on broadly neutralizing antibodies may lead to universal flu vaccine

Research on broadly neutralizing antibodies may lead to universal flu vaccine

Scientists develop lab-grown lung model to study SARS-CoV-2 infection

Scientists develop lab-grown lung model to study SARS-CoV-2 infection

Dietary supplement can support immune system to combat SARS-CoV-2 infections

Dietary supplement can support immune system to combat SARS-CoV-2 infections

Chemist receives NIH grant to provide new framework for novel flu vaccines

Chemist receives NIH grant to provide new framework for novel flu vaccines

Researchers identify potential drugs that could be repurposed as pan-coronavirus treatments

Researchers identify potential drugs that could be repurposed as pan-coronavirus treatments

Scientists identify molecular mechanisms of IFN responses in COVID-19 disease

Scientists identify molecular mechanisms of IFN responses in COVID-19 disease

Researchers test the effect of hydroxychloroquine versus favipiravir in SARS-CoV-2−infected hamsters

Researchers test the effect of hydroxychloroquine versus favipiravir in SARS-CoV-2−infected hamsters

Study shows SARS-CoV-2 can survive on common surfaces for long periods of time

Study shows SARS-CoV-2 can survive on common surfaces for long periods of time

Newly developed biodegradable microneedles deliver genes into the skin

Newly developed biodegradable microneedles deliver genes into the skin

Microneedles For Therapeutic Gene Delivery

Microneedles For Therapeutic Gene Delivery

Scientists identify new ingredient that makes vaccine more effective

Scientists identify new ingredient that makes vaccine more effective

Researchers identify specific cellular pathway involved in the regeneration of lung tissue

Researchers identify specific cellular pathway involved in the regeneration of lung tissue

New antibodies could form the basis of a broad-spectrum flu drug

New antibodies could form the basis of a broad-spectrum flu drug

T-cell-based vaccine strategy provides broader protection against influenza

T-cell-based vaccine strategy provides broader protection against influenza