Young African American woman getting vaccinated by a nurse
Biology

How the Influenza Vaccine Works

September 26, 2021

Every year, hundreds fall victim to the influenza virus, leading to hospitalizations and even death. There are antiviral drugs, and scientists and the WHO have made advances in the vaccination programs, the . […]

Blood sample positive with influenza virus
Biology

How the Influenza Virus Causes Disease

September 26, 2021

Through a complicated process, the Influenza virus infiltrates the cell and starts to take control of the machinery inside it, and controls the protein-making processes. […]

An influenza ward in an army camp hospital.
Biology

More People Died of the Spanish Flu Than in WWII

September 26, 2021

Of all the health disasters over time, the Spanish flu ranks near the top of the list. It was one of the worst pandemics in history. Between 5 and 10 percent of the 500 million people who were infected died. […]

Image of child's hand with an adult hand, both having smallpox symptoms
Biology

The Battle to Conquer Smallpox

September 17, 2021

Although smallpox has been nearly eradicated throughout the world, the U.S. has a supply of smallpox vaccines ready in case of a bioterrorist attack. […]

A lab scientist wearing a coverall protective suit holding a test tube labeled VIRUS
Biology

Bioterrorist Attacks: A Brief History

September 16, 2021

Before Americans had a chance to fully grasp the reality of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, merely a week later, deadly envelopes were sent to people around the country with anthrax bacteria inside them. […]

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