A common food additive suppressed two types of T cells, which respond to the influenza virus when a person is infected, in lab mice. It also affected the immune system's memory response and reduce the effectiveness of vaccines.
Public Health April 9, 2019
Researchers at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases are hoping that the first clinical trial of the universal influenza vaccine will be successful. The trial will end by 2020.
Medicine April 8, 2019
Iowa health officials revealed the death of a child in the state's latest flu weekly report. To prevent the spread of the disease, the state recommends getting a flu shot.
Public Health March 11, 2019
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revealed that 80,000 people died of flu between 2017 and 2018. For the upcoming flu season, public health officials are stressing the importance of getting vaccinated.
Public Health September 28, 2018
Researchers discovered a connection between people's year of birth and the type of immunity they have to the influenza virus. The connection lies in one of the two type of the virus the person had the first flu from.
Public Health November 11, 2016
Two new studies may have discovered the breakthrough concept that may lead to the formulation of a "universal" flu vaccine. The researchers tested their laboratory subjects and found that very promising results.
Life August 25, 2015