At 6 o’clock in the morning, shortly after the sun spills over the horizon, the city of Kikwit doesn’t so much wake up as ignite. Loud music blares from car radios. Shops fly open along the main [...]
“WHO and the Ministry of Health of Kyrgyzstan encourage health-care workers and those at risk of influenza-related complications to get vaccinated against influenza during the immunization [...]
“IF YOU’VE BEEN putting off your flu shot until the season really gets going, wait no longer. It’s already here—and it’s looking like it’s going to be a doozy.”
WHO News Release – “14 DECEMBER 2017 | GENEVA – Up to 650 000 deaths annually are associated with respiratory diseases from seasonal influenza, according to new estimates by the [...]
“The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) keeps a Most Wanted list for flu viruses. The agency evaluates every potentially dangerous strain, and gives them two scores out of [...]
“The Goal of the Vaccine is Not Necessarily to Prevent the Flu – Optimally, the flu vaccine will prevent you from getting the flu, but that’s actually secondary to the primary [...]
Nearly 100 years ago, in 1918, the world experienced the greatest tidal wave of death since the Black Death, possibly in the whole of human history. We call that tidal wave the Spanish flu, and [...]
Don’t worry, be happy – it might make your flu shot more effective. A new study suggests that older people who are in a good mood when they get the shot have a better immune response.