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The burden of influenza and the role of education in infection control

The burden of influenza and the role of education in infection control

ESWI Chairman Dr Albert Osterhaus speaks to HEQ about the burden of influenza and the role of education in infection control. The European Scientific Working...
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Influenza vaccine supply in Italy during the COVID-19 pandemic

Valeria Fava, Isabella Mori, Mariano Votta, and Maira Cardillo of Cittadinanzattiva have curated the results of a civic survey on the supply of influenza...
Study shows trial drug effectively blocks COVID-19 in early stages

Study shows trial drug effectively blocks COVID-19 in early stages

A new study has found that a trial drug effectively blocks the early stages of COVID-19. The drug treatment, called APN01, holds promise for stopping...
Are face masks useful for stopping the spread of COVID-19?

Are face masks useful for stopping the spread of COVID-19?

As COVID-19 continues to spread across the globe face masks are in high demand – but are they effective? COVID-19 is arguably a preventable disease,...
The endocrine system: steroids put patients at high risk for COVID-19

The endocrine system: steroids put patients at high risk for COVID-19

Patients with endocrine system related diseases, and those who are taking a class of steroid medications called glucocorticoids, are at high risk for COVID-19. The...
Protecting the older population from the threat of coronavirus

Protecting the older population from the threat of coronavirus

What are we doing to protect the older population from the threat of coronavirus and other dangerous infectious diseases? The Soapy hygiene micro-station may...
Breakthrough research offers new hope to lupus patients

Breakthrough research offers new hope to lupus patients

A ‘life-changing’ potential new drug could be available to lupus patients in the future thanks to ‘breakthrough’ research. The results of the TULIP II study...
NHS England urge eligible people to get free flu vaccine

NHS England urge eligible people to get free flu vaccine

The primary school flu vaccination programme is resuming following temporary delay of nasal spray vaccine from the manufacturer. The NHS and Public Health England (PHE)...

New technology paves the way for needle-free flu vaccine

A new study has shown that a new needle-free flu vaccine patch worked for the immune system much like a traditional flu shot – without any...
Learn about the immune system defence mechanisms during flu season

Learn about the immune system defence mechanisms during flu season

Yale researchers have pinpointed a key reason why the immune system defence mechanisms are likely to deteriorate from viruses during flu season, and this...
Refugees and migrants at higher risk of falling ill

According to WHO refugees and migrants at higher risk of falling ill

The first-ever Report on the health of refugees and migrants in the WHO European Region reveals that refugees and migrants are at higher risk...
Using folklore strategies to prevent a cold

Using folklore strategies to prevent a cold

According to new studies, 71% of parents say they try to prevent a cold in their children by following non-evidence-based ‘folklore’ advice. According to the...
The EU Manifesto on reducing burden of Influenza Vaccination

The EU Manifesto on Influenza Vaccination

How might we reduce the burden of influenza in Europe? Professor Dr Thomas D Szucs, of the Steering Group on Influenza Vaccination, outlines a...
New EU manifesto fights for improved seasonal influenza vaccination

New EU manifesto fights for improved seasonal influenza vaccination

The Steering Group on Influenza Vaccination has this week released its manifesto, which calls for more action to increase seasonal influenza vaccination coverage rates...
Past experiences shape future influenza vaccine response

Past experiences shape future influenza vaccine response

New research from the University of Chicago, US, has shown that immune history with the flu has a direct influence on a person’s response...
CureVac’s influenza and malaria vaccines receive further funding

CureVac’s influenza and malaria vaccines receive further funding

German-based biopharmaceutical company CureVac has been awarded two new grants from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to continue helping develop influenza and malaria...
Flu vaccine uptake low in Europe

Flu vaccine uptake low in Europe

The uptake of flu vaccine among high-risk groups has dropped in Europe, and there are concerns that low uptake will make it harder to...

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