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How to stay healthy at work this winter, according to an expert from the elite team that creates flu vaccines

Flu experts agree that the best way to protect yourself and others is to get a flu shot or a dose of flu mist. Staying home if you're sick helps, too.

The FDA just approved the first new flu treatment in nearly 20 years

The Food and Drug Administration just approved the first new flu treatment in nearly 20 years. The drug, Xofluza, can be used to treat the flu in people age 12 and older who have had symptoms for no more than two days.
NASA astronaut Scott Kelly gives himself a flu shot for an ongoing study on the human immune system September 24, 2015 in space.

This year’s flu vaccine will probably provide more protection than last year’s — here’s why

Flu season is approaching in the US, and with it, a redesigned flu vaccine is here. After last year's shot performed so poorly, proving itself only 25% effective against some of the nastiest strains of the flu, infectious disease experts and drugmakers have reformulated the 2018-2019 vaccine.
The New York City subway system has faced decreased funding and declining performance in recent years.

Scientists studied flu cases in more than 600 cities and towns around the US — and found where flu season lasts the longest

Influenza viruses circulate better in cold, dry air. But scientists who've studied six years of illness data from across the country have found out that the weather isn't as big a factor in transmission rates in big cities. The flu is more persistent all winter in a big metro area.
The executive committee to advice the President meets to discuss Clade X.

A leading medical institution created a simulation that shows how a new disease could kill 900 million people — and it reveals how unprepar...

The Clade X simulation, created by the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, shows how vulnerable the world is to the spread of a pandemic virus. According to the scenario's creator, if efforts to create a vaccine continued to fail, a disease like that could kill 900 million people.
A biological technician wearing a Level C PAPR protective suit climbs up a ladder to inspect a decontamination tent covering Smailholm village hall in southern Scotland, which was the scene of an Anthrax outbreak in July 2006.

Bill Gates says a pandemic flu could kill 30 million people — these are the deadly diseases that scare experts the most

Somewhere on the planet, there's an organism or organisms — likely bacteria or a virus — that could kill tens of millions if it started to spread among people. Many experts think a global pandemic disease, whether naturally occurring or engineered, is the greatest threat humanity faces right now.
The “Shattuck Flu Map” animated simulation shows what would happen if a highly contagious and lethal airborne pathogen – like the 1918 flu – were to occur today. Nearly 33 million people worldwide would die in just six months.

Bill Gates revealed a scary simulation that shows how a deadly flu could kill more than 30 million people within 6 months

Bill Gates and many public health experts think that if a new flu like the 1918 pandemic virus were to emerge now, it would spread rapidly enough and still be deadly enough to kill almost 33 million people within six months.

The deadly flu epidemic sweeping the US is still spreading — here’s everything you need to know

Flu experts agree that the 2017-18 flu season may not be a full-blown pandemic, but it sure is nasty.

This year’s deadly flu just hit a terrifying milestone, and experts say the worst is far from over

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the 2017-2018 flu season is now the worst on record, in terms of hospitalizations, and the worst isn't over.

The disturbing reason why so many baby boomers are being hit hard with this year’s deadly flu

Older adults are being hospitalized at alarming rates this flu season. Experts say the reason they're sicker likely stems from the viruses they caught as kids.