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Discovery points to a new path toward a universal flu vaccine

(Rockefeller University 2 July 2015) The conventional flu vaccine requires annual shots to protect against only a few specific strains. However, researchers at Rockefeller University and their colleagues have shown that by including modified antibodies within the vaccine it may be possible to elicit broad protection against many strains simultaneously. 15 more words


The contribution of PCR testing to influenza and pertussis notifications in Australia.

Influenza and pertussis are the two most common vaccine-preventable infections notified in Australia. We assessed the role of polymerase chain reaction (PCR) diagnosis in influenza and pertussis cases notified to the Australian National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System (NNDSS). 76 more words


FLU – It’s a first!

Hello Everyone

I hope you awesome readers are well.

The virus has returned for the 3rd time now and it’s officially scored a hat trick on me, it’s also the first time I had it three consecutive times continuously. 314 more words


Virus (Pengertian, Ciri-ciri, Jenis-jenis)

1. Pengertian Virus

Virus adalah parasit berukuran mikroskopik yang menginfeksi sel organisme biologis. Virus bersifat parasit obligat, hal tersebut disebabkan karena virus hanya dapat bereproduksi di dalam material hidup dengan menginvasi dan memanfaatkan sel makhluk hidup karena virus tidak memiliki perlengkapan selular untuk bereproduksi sendiri. 1,645 more words


Wistar scientists pinpoint mutations responsible for ineffective 2014-2015 flu vaccine

(The Wistar Institute 25 June 2015) Viruses like influenza have the ability to mutate over time, and given that the flu vaccines administered during the 2014-2015 season were largely ineffective at preventing the spread of the flu, it appears the virus that recently circulated had taken on mutations not accounted for when last year’s vaccine was developed. 34 more words


Early detection of highly pathogenic influenza viruses

(Justus Liebig University 23 June 2015) Lack of appropriate drugs and vaccines during the influenza A virus pandemic in 2009, the recent Ebola epidemic in West Africa, as well as the ongoing Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome-Coronavirus outbreak demonstrates that the world is only insufficiently prepared for global attacks of emerging infectious diseases and that the handling of such threats remains a great challenge. 15 more words


The Flu And Sadness

I’ve officially got the flu for the second time this year.

I hate the way it knocks me around.

The muscle aches, the nausea, the stuffy nose, the headaches, constant coughing and worst of all the dreaded fever. 88 more words