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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.
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

Approach used against flu could benefit COVID-19 drug development

Approach used against flu could benefit COVID-19 drug development

EKF secures COVID-19 novel sample collection kit manufacturing and supply contracts

EKF secures COVID-19 novel sample collection kit manufacturing and supply contracts

Smokers More Likely To Express ACE2 Protein That SARS-COV-2 Uses

Smokers More Likely To Express ACE2 Protein That SARS-COV-2 Uses

Coronavirus attacking microRNA numbers reduce with age

Coronavirus attacking microRNA numbers reduce with age

New type of antigen-presenting immune cell discovered

New type of antigen-presenting immune cell discovered

Engineering A New Model For Respiratory Infection Treatment

Engineering A New Model For Respiratory Infection Treatment

Antibodies From Llamas Could Help In Fight Against COVID-19

Antibodies From Llamas Could Help In Fight Against COVID-19

Glycomimetics can prevent viruses from infecting cells

Glycomimetics can prevent viruses from infecting cells

New Coronavirus Research Examines Immune Response

New Coronavirus Research Examines Immune Response

Single-cell cloning can lead to new therapies for COPD

Single-cell cloning can lead to new therapies for COPD