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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.
Influenza viruses can spread through the air on dust, fibers

Influenza viruses can spread through the air on dust, fibers

High-speed AFM enables real-time visualization of influenza A hemagglutinin during viral entry

High-speed AFM enables real-time visualization of influenza A hemagglutinin during viral entry

Study reveals why immunity boost from seasonal flu vaccines is not long lasting

Study reveals why immunity boost from seasonal flu vaccines is not long lasting

Study may lead to new therapeutic approaches against coronaviruses

Study may lead to new therapeutic approaches against coronaviruses

Heparin blocks SARS-CoV-2 infection in cell studies

Heparin blocks SARS-CoV-2 infection in cell studies

Researchers comprehensively describe the 'human tissue virome atlas'

Researchers comprehensively describe the 'human tissue virome atlas'

Rapid laboratory test can aid in early diagnosis of COVID-19 in patients

Rapid laboratory test can aid in early diagnosis of COVID-19 in patients

Type 1 interferon deficiency in the blood could be a hallmark of severe COVID-19

Type 1 interferon deficiency in the blood could be a hallmark of severe COVID-19

Single dose of flu drug can limit the spread of the illness within households

Single dose of flu drug can limit the spread of the illness within households

New mutation in common flu subtype helps evade immune response

New mutation in common flu subtype helps evade immune response

New device can help test potential drug candidates for COVID-19

New device can help test potential drug candidates for COVID-19

Sanford Burnham Prebys announces research agreement with Lilly to characterize COVID-19 antibodies

Sanford Burnham Prebys announces research agreement with Lilly to characterize COVID-19 antibodies

Existing drugs could disrupt SARS-CoV-2 from hijacking cells

Existing drugs could disrupt SARS-CoV-2 from hijacking cells

Study shows how viruses steal genetic signals from hosts to expand their own genomes

Study shows how viruses steal genetic signals from hosts to expand their own genomes

A protein that helps to fight viruses can also inhibit lung tissue repair

A protein that helps to fight viruses can also inhibit lung tissue repair

Lungs' immune cells can be activated more easily than previously thought

Lungs' immune cells can be activated more easily than previously thought

Study shows how a fat cell's immune response exacerbates obesity

Study shows how a fat cell's immune response exacerbates obesity

Scientists aim to develop a gene-targeting, antiviral agent to combat COVID-19

Scientists aim to develop a gene-targeting, antiviral agent to combat COVID-19

Fate-seq technique shows structural differences between COVID-19 and SARS viruses

Fate-seq technique shows structural differences between COVID-19 and SARS viruses

Study reveals how respiratory syncytial virus breaks into cells to cause infection

Study reveals how respiratory syncytial virus breaks into cells to cause infection