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Flu Vaccine Fails

February 22, 2013

The CDC has released statistics on this year’s flu shot. The good news is that the rush put on it (it was produced in a much smaller window than flu vaccines usually are) worked, and it matches the strains in circulation this year pretty well. The bad news is it’s not working as well as […]

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Probably not, according to the Center of Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP). (They still say get the flu shot, since it’s better than nothing). The flu shot could stand some improvement, according to CIDRAP’s research, which looked at past studies, flu shot efficacy, etc. But one of the biggest hurdles is that everyone accepts […]

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Swine Flu Readily Mutating

September 12, 2012

This summer, a number of virological reports have raised concerns about new and potentially upcoming flu variations. As the old flu that readily spreads among humans, bird flu, swine flu, and “seal” (or dog) flu share genetic data, mutations are getting more common. A new study found that ferrets infected with different strains of swine […]

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