With news of the coronavirus flooding the airwaves, less mentioned are seasonal illnesses like flu. During the week ending February 29, the flu claimed the lives of 11 North Carolinians.
After looking at the patterns of spread in China, researchers have come up with advice for effective strategies to reduce the risk of infection.
Scientists are pushing hard to find a more effective way to prevent nearly all seasonal flu strains with one shot. For starters, they're paying volunteers to spend a 10-day stint in "Hotel Influenza."
Here are recommendations from researchers on how to stave off infectious diseases such as the common cold and the flu during a flight.
Every year, viruses like influenza kill hundreds of thousands worldwide — yet countries don't respond with lockdowns or airport screenings. Here's why they're doing so over the coronavirus outbreak.
The internet abounds with myths about the relative risks of flu and flu shots, maybe partly because it's an annual shot and nobody likes needles. Here's the latest on what you might need — and why.
North Carolina health officials say they've received the first report of a flu-related death of this season.
Duke University's Human Vaccine Institute could be getting hundreds of millions of dollars in research funding.
To outsmart influenza, researchers are leveraging the biological information encoded in infection-fighting antibodies to design new drugs. One attempt neutralizes near-lethal levels of flu in mice.