Results for: Flu

A crowded, low-income neighborhood in Delhi, India

March 14, 2018

Vaccine Access for Nation’s Poorest Residents Has Massive Impact on Effective Flu Planning

According to the results of a newly published Biocomplexity Institute study, considering the unique health needs of the very poor can increase the accuracy of government planning for major disease outbreaks by as much as 55 percent.

June 01, 2017

Vaccinating Kids Early During Flu Season Could Have Surprising Economic Impact, New Study Suggests

Researchers used a simulated flu outbreak to measure how targeting certain populations for vaccination can benefit society at large.

April 06, 2017

Successful Drug Trial Hints at Safer, More Effective Treatments for Flu

With hospitalizations estimated in the hundreds of thousands for influenza, research is more important than ever. Researchers at the Biocomplexity Institute of Virginia Tech’s Nutritional Immunology and Molecular Medicine Laboratory (NIMML) have recently explored a new therapeutic target to treat flu infection.

December 17, 2015

Lowering Flu Season’s Heavy Toll

As year-end activities ramp up, the flu is in full swing. In a season that’s often filled with social and economic pressures, the added price of influenza can be staggering: up to $87B in medical costs and lost productivity according to the latest Centers for Disease Control (CDC) statistics.