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
Despite the availability of vaccines, the flu still kills tens of thousands of people in the U.S. each year, and hundreds of thousands more worldwide. But public health officials fear that an even graver threat lies ahead: the emergence of…
By William Brangham, Rachel Wellford
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 Julia Griffin, Nsikan Akpan
By Vicky Stein
Researchers now think they’re on the path to universal flu protection. The source of their new defense: llamas.
By Helen Branswell, STAT
The sole influenza vaccine made in cell culture in the United States may have worked about 20 percent better this flu season than the standard vaccines made in eggs, Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said Thursday.
By Teresa Carey, Nsikan Akpan
When the flu strikes, many rush to the doctor for Tamiflu, but there is debate over the complications it can treat.
By Laura Santhanam
Here's what you actually can (and can't) do to prevent flu this season.
By Erin Mershon, Ike Swetlitz, STAT
A government shutdown of the FDA, CDC and NIH will likely have widespread and long-lasting consequences for public health.
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