influenza influenza  /ˌɪn flu ˈɛn zə/


  • (n) an acute febrile highly contagious viral disease



  1. An influenza vaccine that really works would be a medical Somethinginteresting but improbable.
  2. Pandemic influenza is notoriously complex and it changes all the time.
  3. A couple of Russians named Smorodintsev and Nachaev recently figured out a way of preventing and treating influenza.


  1. Flu Vaccines Could Break Transmission Cycle

    CORVALLIS, Ore. – The value of vaccinating more children and young adults for influenza is being seriously underestimated, experts say in a new report. Conventional wisdom and historic vaccine programs previously concentrated on the elderly and those at higher risk of death and serious complications.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Hood River News

  2. Universal paid sick leave reduces spread of flu

    Allowing all employees access to paid sick days would reduce influenza infections in the workplace by nearly 6 percent, according to a first-of-its-kind analysis. The researchers simulated an influenza epidemic in Pittsburgh and surrounding Allegheny County and estimated it to be more effective for small, compared to large, workplaces.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Science Daily

  3. Saliva proteins may protect older people from influenza

    Spit. Drool. Dribble. Saliva is not normally a topic of polite conversation, but it may be the key to explaining the age and sex bias exhibited by influenza and other diseases, according to a new study. Research, it provides new insights into why older people were better able to fight off the new strains of "bird" flu and "swine" flu than younger people.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Science Daily

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  1. "Influenza viruses are notorious for their rapid mutation and unpredictable behavior," Chan said.
    on Apr 29, 2009 By: Margaret Chan Source: USA Today

  2. "Despite significant advances in prevention and treatment, influenza remains a major health threat, and each year, vaccines must be formulated to address the current influenza strain," said Paul Stoffels, Global Head, Pharmaceuticals Research...
    on Sep 27, 2009 By: Paul Stoffels Source: Reuters

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