It takes 600,000 chicken eggs a day to supply the seasonal flu vaccine. That's just one of many ways that animals help fight the next pandemic.
By Nsikan Akpan
Public health officials agree the constantly mutating influenza virus has the potential to cause a major outbreak and a deadly global crisis. For the second part of the NewsHour’s series on preparing for such a pandemic, we examine how research…
By William Brangham, Jason Kane
The 2018-2019 flu season was relatively mild compared to last year's, but it was unusual in that it had two peaks, one in December and one in May.
By Patricia L. Foster, The Conversation
In our Friday news wrap, U.S. military officials confirmed they have begun pulling cargo out of northeastern Syria, ahead of President Trump’s mandated withdrawal of 2,000 American troops. U.S. soldiers have fought the Islamic State in partnership with Syrian Kurdish…
By Julia Griffin, Nsikan Akpan
These pathogens don’t actually last for days or weeks outside the body, but you should still be proactive in protecting yourself from their spread.
By Vicky Stein
Researchers now think they’re on the path to universal flu protection. The source of their new defense: llamas.
By Linda A. Johnson, Associated PRess
Wednesday's approval of Xofluza for people age 12 and older comes ahead of the brunt of this winter's flu season.
By Helen Branswell, STAT
It’s too soon to say the flu season has peaked, but it’s at least possible it may have plateaued.
By Mike Stobbe, Associated Press
The flu vaccine is doing a poor job protecting older Americans and others against the bug that's causing most illnesses.
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