No one will be turned away at the emergency room because of the shutdown. But it will take the government longer to respond to public health crises.
Thanks to Hurricane Maria, some US hospitals are experiencing a saline shortage. In times of emergency, medical supply chains break down too easily.
Why so-called 'Aussie flu' probably isn't from Australia and other things you need to know about the latest influenza outbreak.
There are many flu strains, and those strains can also change and mutate.
Don't believe these 10 common myths about the 1918 Spanish flu.
After Australia's tough flu season, some experts predict that the U.S. is in for a few difficult months. What does that mean for you?
Many healthy young men and women, including military personnel, died in the 1918 flu pandemic. It's a reminder of how dangerous influenza can be.
As influenza season begins in North America, many people wonder whether to get a flu shot. Our expert delves into the pros and cons of the vaccine and how it works.
A better vaccine could have reduced the rates of flu, but not the high-dose Fluzone vaccine doctors were touting at the start of the week.
A vaccine recommendation from a health professional and convenient access will make the biggest difference to uptake.
Why is it the flu virus is so deadly compared to the common cold virus?
The kinds of vaccines adults need depend on several factors, including whether you were born here, how old you are and whether you intend to travel overseas.
By mid-August, the 2017 year had recorded more flu notifications across Australia than the previous five years. So why is the flu season so bad this time around?
Despite being so small they can't be seen with the naked eye, pathogens that cause human disease have greatly affected the way humans live for centuries.
Here we explore our past and present struggles with four of the most significant infectious diseases human beings have faced, and some of the progress we've made in prevention and treatment.
New genetic technologies are letting us look at flu evolution right where it starts: within individual people, while they're sick.
This antivirus software protects health, not computers. Researchers are beginning to combat deadly infections using computer-generated antiviral proteins – a valuable tool to fight a future pandemic.
Australia needs to think about who gets the flu vaccine first before the next pandemic strikes and supplies run low.
Yelp and Twitter can help us spot food poisoning outbreaks quickly. But a new study shows the data favor some communities over others.
As we head towards flu season, many people are wondering if it's worth getting vaccinated against influenza and if so, when. Here's what you need to know.