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February 15, 2019
This month on Microbe Talk, the Microbiology Society's podcast, we discuss the influenza vaccine with two experts, Dr John McCauley and Dr Othmar Engelhardt.
April 26, 2018
Last winter’s flu season was widely covered as having put huge pressure on the NHS, with reports the NHS is being thrown into ‘crisis’. What went wrong? And how can the NHS be supported in the future?
February 24, 2017
The past few weeks have seen an increasing amount of coverage about an ongoing outbreak of the H7N9 strain of avian influenza in China (often called ‘bird flu’).
March 12, 2014
An estimated three to five million cases of severe flu infection are reported each year. This isn’t the same as the “I can’t come to work today, I’ve got ‘flu’…” type of illness (often caused by the common cold), but one that can have severe consequences. The WHO estimate that up to 500,000 people – particularly those in high-risk groups – die each year as a result of the virus and the problem isn’t going away – it’s called ‘seasonal flu’ for a reason.