"Our findings highlight how IL-21 could be important in the development of antiviral vaccines," says research associate Ata Ur Rasheed Mohammed, PhD, the first author of the paper.
Health officials investigating a cluster of mysterious illnesses in Alabama closed their investigation Thursday after determining the illnesses were unrelated and no new bacteria or viruses were involved.
The H7N9 bird flu virus responsible for this spring's explosive outbreak in China transmits well among ferrets and even sometimes spreads among them by the airborne route thought to be the way seasonal flu viruses transmit among people, a new study suggests.
Health officials say Minnesota topped 200 influenza-related deaths this flu season.
A new approach for immunizing against influenza elicited a more potent immune response and broader protection than the currently licensed seasonal influenza vaccines when tested in mice and ferrets.
In its final weekly report until next fall, the Minnesota Department of Health on Thursday said there were a total of 201 flu-related deaths during the 2012-13 influenza season.
World Health Organization officials said Thursday that their probe into the deadly new coronavirus that has now claimed 22 lives is being delayed because of a dispute over the ownership rights to a sample.
World Health Organization officials said Thursday that their probe into the deadly new coronavirus that has now claimed 22 lives is being delayed because of a dispute over the ownership rights to a sample -- a claim disputed by the researcher at the center of the issue.
As part of ongoing efforts by the Public Health Agency of Canada to enhance disease surveillance, a retrospective epidemiologic study was undertaken to investigate the usefulness for influenza surveillance of data on changes in the volume of prescriptions for antiviral medications.
As state and federal officials continue to investigate a cluster of serious respiratory illnesses in Alabama, one person remained hospitalized Wednesday in critical condition in the southeastern part of the state battling an unknown strain of influenza-like illness complicated by pneumonia.
Based on a study by Procter and Gamble , the bus is the dirtiest of all public utility vehicles traversing EDSA, with contamination levels higher than that of a trash bin.
A new type of vaccine has been developed which could provide long-term protection and last a lifetime against all types of influenza.
GlaxoSmithKline Plc's H1N1 pandemic flu shot may put adults at higher risk of developing narcolepsy, not only children as previous studies found, Finland's National Institute for Health and Welfare said on Thursday.
What's causing moms the most stress? Well, according to a survey of 7,000 mothers, 42 percent say the social media site Pinterest is a big source of their anxiety.
For people with diabetes, taking a multivitamin every day can mean much more than a little protection against the common cold.
Deaths from flu pandemics tend to skew younger than those from seasonal flu because of "antigenic recycling," or the fact that some parts of flu viruses have already made the rounds.
We report an immunocompetent patient who had fatal encephalopathy after mild influenza.