InfluenzaInfo Center

A Natural Killer That Can Help Flu Outbreak
Fear of a flu epidemic is a constant concern for scientists and researchers. A new study may help reduce those fears thanks to a “natural killer.”
The Dream of a Universal Flu Vaccine
It's the medical breakthrough that disease experts have long dreamed about: A “universal” flu vaccine that would last for years and protect against all strains of flu virus.
Garlic Repels More Than Just Vampires
Despite long traditional use, there is limited data about the influence of garlic on cold and flu treatment. Recent clinical trials are illuminating how this plant keeps us healthy.
Flu Vaccine Protects Newborns in Multiple Ways-EMBARGOED 21-Feb-2012 12:00 ET
The flu vaccine can do more than protect a pregnant mother and her baby from the flu. It also appears to reduce the risk of having an underweight baby.
No More Flu Season?
Your annual flu shot protects you against the three strains of flu viruses expected to be common that year. But what if there was one vaccine that protect you against every type of flu?
Google Searches Predict Flu Outbreaks?
If you feel like you're coming down with something like flu, what source of information do you turn to first? For many people, the answer is Google.
A Better Flu Shot
There is a long complicated road before flu shots become available for the flu season. New models being developed could pave the way to better and more cost-effective flu shots.
Statins May Help Reduce Influenza Deaths
Flu shots or anti-viral drugs are used to treat influenza, but there may be another possible treatment. Cholesterol-reducing drugs may help reduce deaths in patients hospitalized with the flu.
Flu Vaccinations Under Your Tongue
It's that time of the year, flu shots are here. For those scared of needles, future flu vaccination may be as easy as placing it under your tongue.
Staying Vigilant Against Flu Outbreaks
The emergence of deadly flu strains like avian flu and H1N1 can quickly become worldwide epidemics. That's why researchers try to find dangerous strains before they can spread.