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CDC seasonal influenza information
Integrative genomic analysis of the human immune response to influenza vaccination [PDF 4.03 MB]
Luis M Franco et al. elife July 2013
Could changes in gene expression be used to predict which individuals will respond to the influenza vaccine? Ferreira P et al. elife, July 2013
The role of host genetics in susceptibility to influenza: A systematic review
Peter Horby et al. PLoS One, 2012
Role of polymorphisms in host immune genes in determining the severity of respiratory illness caused by pandemic H1N1 influenza.
Kenyan W, et al. Public Health Genomics, Mar 2013
CDC paper: A pilot study of host genetic variants associated with influenza-associated deaths among children and young adults.
Ferdinands J et al. Emerging Inf Dis 2011
All 2012-2013 seasonal influenza vaccine has expired. Vaccine for the 2013-2014 season will be available in the fall. Providers and the public should remember that influenza viruses can circulate year-round and that antiviral drugs can treat the flu. In fact, for certain people, treating flu with antiviral drugs can be life-saving [702 KB, 2 pages].
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