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.
June 14, 2013 - Hood River News
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.
June 13, 2013 - Science Daily
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.
June 12, 2013 - Science Daily
Paul Stoffels in Reuters 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...