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New Surgical Mask Designed to Kill Viruses
University of Alberta researchers have designed a new surgical mask that uses a sodium chloride salt coating to trap and kill pathogen droplets, which could help prevent the spread of viruses.
H3N2 Influenza Leads to More Severe Flu Cases Around the United States
The 2016-2017 influenza season continues to see a growing number of severe flu cases due to the increased prevalence of influenza A (H3N2) virus.
Researchers Hunt for Antiviral That Will Protect Against Multiple Influenza Strains
Researchers at Southern Research Institute are focusing their efforts on finding a broad-spectrum antiviral drug that will be effective against a number of influenza strains.
Influenza Strain Circulating in Alberta Causes Severe Illness in Vaccinated Populations
The H3N2 strain of influenza continues to circulate throughout Calgary, as well as in the South Zone, while “little influenza activity in the North Zone [has been observed] to date.”
Study Reveals No Link Between Influenza During Pregnancy and ASD
Researchers have found no link between an influenza infection during pregnancy and an increased risk of an autism spectrum disorder diagnosis.
What Role Does Vitamin D Play in Reducing Respiratory Infections in Older Adults?
Researchers have conducted a study looking into the role that vitamin D might play in reducing the number of acute respiratory infections that are experienced by older adults residing in long-term care facilities.
Co-infection is Frequent in Patients Hospitalized with Influenza
Researchers uncover high rates of co-infections in patients who are admitted to hospitals with influenza.
CDC Officials Note Slow Start to Flu Season
New surveillance reports from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show that this year’s influenza vaccine can offer effective protection against circulating viruses this flu season.
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