Influenza

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The 2012-2013 influenza season started early and activity remains high in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Emory Healthcare physicians are working to prevent the flu through vaccination and practical steps to stop the spread of disease.

Infectious disease researchers in the Emory Vaccine Center and in Emory’s Influenza Pathogenesis and Immunology Research Center (one of five NIH-funded influenza centers of excellence in the nation) continue to do research on developing a “universal” vaccine that would protect against most flu strains year after year.  Scientists at Emory and the Georgia Institute of Technology also areworking on a new way of administering flu vaccine using microneedle technology.
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