No, coronavirus is not a "strain of influenza."
The new coronavirus symptoms and flu symptoms are similar. So what's the difference?
The effectiveness of the vaccine takes about two weeks to kick in.
The results suggest more is needed than widespread media campaigns, kiosks in drugstores or public clinics.
American researches recently identified a way to amplify the virus' ability to slow tumour progression.
The results of this study are an eye-opener for those who believe influenza is not a costly infection.
In the case of the flu, we have a weapon in place to help us fight off another H1N1pdm pandemic.
The results of this study suggest FP7 indeed may be a good candidate for influenza treatment down the road. With further testing in animals and eventually clinical trials in humans, we may be able to help those most vulnerable to unnecessary and dangerous outbursts of inflammation.
It's the middle of flu season and as expected, the virus is making its way through Canada. Thousands of people are struggling with the coughs, fever, and fatigue and looking for ways to deal with the weeks of suffering. Recently, a group of American researchers have shown a new means by which flu can survive and spread.
It has been recognized for many years that people 65 years and older are at greater risk of serious complications from the flu compared with young, healthy adults because our immune defenses become weaker with age. While flu seasons can vary in severity, during most seasons, people 65 years and older bear the greatest burden of severe flu disease.