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Déjà flu: can science help the NHS cope with the annual burden of respiratory infections?

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? At the Microbiology … Continue reading

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Microbe Talk Extra: Flu Fighters

For this Microbe Talk Extra, we went to the Royal Society’s Summer Science Exhibition to meet the Flu Fighters – scientists working on new ways to fight and diagnose influenza. Dr Holly Shelton works at The Pirbright Institute on the genetics of the flu virus. She … Continue reading

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A bump in the road for a broad-spectrum flu vaccine?

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 … Continue reading

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