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Study suggests way to improve flu vaccines

Influenza, or flu, is caused by a group of related viruses that infect the nose, throat, and lungs. Each year, thousands of people nationwide die from flu and its complications. Seasonal flu vaccines are the most effective way to protect against the disease. However, the vaccine does not prevent all flu illnesses. Flu viruses have…

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Each year in the United States, seasonal influenza, or flu, kills more than 36,000 people and hospitalizes 200,000 more. The flu sweeps through communities, creating an epidemic. Seasonal flu outbreaks are an unfortunate mainstay of the late fall and winter. Each year, up to 1 in 5 Americans are laid low by the flu. Most…

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