Focus On The Flu: NIAID
Article title: Focus On The Flu: NIAID
The FluEvery year, 10 percent to 20 percent of Americans get sick with the flu (influenza). For most of us, the fever, exhaustion, and aches and pains of the flu can be debilitating for a week or two, but for the elderly and those with compromised immune systems the flu can be much more serious. An estimated 100,000 hospitalizations and about 20,000 deaths occur each year from the flu or its complications.
On the following pages, you can learn facts about the flu, find out how to tell the difference between a cold and the flu, follow new research that increases our understanding of this disease, and find links to other related information and organizations.
- Flu Fact Sheet
- The New Flu Drugs: Neuraminidase Inhibitors
- Is It a Cold or the Flu?
- ¿Es un Resfrío o la Influenza?
- What to Do
About the Flu
(National Institute on Aging)
- Understanding the Immune System
- Flu Fighters: Frontline Research by NIAID Grantees
- Working Toward a Nasal Spray Flu Vaccine
- Foiling the Flu: Clinical Research
- NIAID Flu Research Program
- News Releases and Newsletter Stories
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- CDC: Influenza Prevention and Control
- CDC Update: Flu Vaccine Supply
- National Foundation for Infectious Diseases
- IntelliHealth: Flu-O-Meter
Medical Tools & Articles:
- Risk Factor Center
- Medical Statistics Center
- Medical Treatment Center
- Prevention Center
- Medical Tests Center