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Georgia researchers study new flu virus

...to enable adaptation," Tompkins said.Often, influenza viruses will meet up with and exchange genetic information with other influenza viruses inside a host, a process called reassortment...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2013-08-07/georgia-researchers-study-ne
Get flu shots now, experts advise

With barely a ripple of flu last season, this one is bound to be worse partly because of new influenza viruses that might be circulating, a flu expert said Thursday.That makes it even more important to get vaccinated this season and to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2012-10-04/get-flu-shots-now-experts-ad
Flu season intensifes in Carolinas

...even people who have been vaccinated," Davies said."Despite the fact that we have a lot of research done on the influenza virus itself, we don't really completely understand what makes one flu virus strain worse than another," she said...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2012-12-31/flu-season-intensifes-caroli
Very mild flu season but watch out for next year, experts say

...over yet, but it is certainly declining and declining from a level that wasn't very high to begin with."The influenza viruses circulating in the U.S. have gone virtually unchanged for the past two or three years, which means many people...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2012-04-27/very-mild-flu-season-watch-o
Avian flu virus a few mutations away from spreading easily, report says

The deadly avian influenza virus is as few as three mutations away from easily spreading from mammal to mammal, which might include humans, researchers reported...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2012-06-21/avian-flu-virus-few-mutation
Researchers work to head off the flu

...gene sequencing to track the influenza viruses circulating in the U.S. and...The labs can pull apart the influenza virus's eight genes and find out...between avian, human and swine influenza viruses," he said.Labs also search...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2010-10-19/researchers-work-head-flu
Health | Metro | Health Care
Flu protein changes can alter outbreak

Changes in a key protein of the influenza virus can help predict the severity of outbreak, and even...Dr. Park said. The study was done with equine influenza virus so he cautioned about trying to apply the findings...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/10/30/met_553766.shtml
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VLP could make flu vaccine faster, better

...other potential pandemic viruses are an even bigger problem, he said. "Most of the (highly pathogenic) avian influenza viruses actually kill eggs when they infect them," Dr. Tripp said. "So it is very hard to make a vaccine for high-path...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/09/20/met_548797.shtml
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Doctor's orders: Don't panic about flu

Related read: Teen fought off flu virusIt is likely to be an unusual flu season this year as the seasonal influenza viruses return amid a resurgence of the novel influenza A H1N1 pandemic, experts said. With that in mind, people should...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/08/30/met_546251.shtml
Metro | University Hospital
State tallies 2 more confirmed cases

...area, Georgia health officials have said they believe the new virus is circulating widely, along with the seasonal influenza viruses. Earlier this week, an official with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention urged people not to get complacent...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/05/21/met_524701.shtml
Metro | Swine flu