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Scientists are developing a universal vaccine that will offer protection against any and all flu strains. The work is under way at the Vaccine Research Center at the National Institutes of Health.
Hand sanitizer sales totaled millions of dollars last year but do they actually ward off the flu?
Exercise, in the right amount, could amplify the flu vaccine's effect offering better protection from the virus.
Suspicions and misconceptions about the flu vaccine are everywhere. Some say they caught the virus despite being vaccinated, others say they've heard this year's vaccine is ineffective and others worry they got vaccinated too early -- or too late -- for it to work.
At least seven area hospitals are telling visitors with flu symptoms or even the sniffles to refrain from coming to see family or friends in the hospital.
When it comes to warding off the flu, you can never have enough tips - especially with an epidemic on our hands.
It seems like the flu is unavoidable in the D.C. area, but there are simple steps anyone can take to cut the risk of getting sick.
Some signs in area parking lots and store windows advertise "Flu Shots Available Today." In many cases, however, the signs are overly optimistic or outright wrong.
Doctors are noticing a disturbing trend this flu season - an unusually large number of people who received flu vaccinations are still getting sick.
More than two dozen medical centers in Hampton Roads are urging patients and visitors to wear a mask at their facilities to help stop the spread of the flu.
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