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Covid-19: Here's how flu vaccine can help keep kids safe

June 10, 2021 10:04 am

"Vaccinating children with flu shots will offer possible benefit of viral interference, preventing infection risk and bringing down infection severity in the possible third wave," a doctor says

Fever confusion: How to tell apart COVID-19 and the common flu?

September 22, 2020 10:10 pm

COVID-19 and flu may have varying degrees of signs and symptoms; from no symptoms (being asymptomatic) to showcasing severe symptoms, says Dr Sandeep Patil, Chief Intensivist and Physician at the Fortis Hospital in Kalyan

Lessons from 1918 Spanish flu: When mask laws triggered protests in US

August 09, 2020 8:31 pm

Then, as today, an intense debate had ensued over the utility and convenience of wearing masks. Citizens neglected the ordinance, showed defiance, and some also organised protests.

Obesity, metabolic syndrome are risk factors for severe influenza, says research

July 17, 2020 4:40 pm

Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of at least three co-occurring conditions that could lead to the risk of heart disease

Seasonal flu in early life can predict susceptibility to future infections, says study

July 10, 2020 1:20 pm

Published in eLife, the findings may help improve estimates of both age-specific risk of contracting seasonal influenza infections, and vaccine effectiveness in similarly vaccinated populations

India's top infectious disease killed over 4,40,000 people in 2018

April 17, 2020 12:00 am

To put the figures of coronavirus in perspective, tuberculosis alone kills an average of 4 lakh Indians annually, and the daily average of over 1,200 is way beyond the COVID-19 fatalities in the country.

What New York looked like during 1918 Flu pandemic

April 02, 2020 11:20 pm

The illness spread, racing through crowded neighborhoods and tenements. The numbers rose slowly at first, then soared as if swept in on a huge wave — a pattern eerily familiar 102 years later.

Coronavirus versus the flu: What's the difference?

March 09, 2020 10:53 pm

Are you having symptoms of cold, cough and a runny nose? Here's how to find out whether it is seasonal flu or the novel Coronavirus.

Immunity-boosting foods to fight viral and flu during monsoon

September 17, 2019 10:52 am

There are a few food items that can help you counter viral and influenza by enhancing the body's immunity system. Click here to know about them.

Explained: How influenza is classified as H5N1, H1N1 and other kinds

September 09, 2019 10:12 am

The WHO defines influenza as “a contagious, acute respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses, usually influenza A or B subtypes.”