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Influenza

UF researchers devise new measures of flu immunity

Two UF researchers collaborated with international colleagues to measure how an individual’s immunity to flu is shaped over a lifetime of exposures to multiple influenza viruses. The team devised new metrics to analyze a person’s antibody profile and how it changes over time.

UF researchers call for close attention to flu viruses

University of Florida Health researchers found that most people brought to a Florida hospital during the 2014-2015 flu season had a strain of the flu that was not found in the flu shot that year. Their findings suggest a need for regional monitoring to develop a better flu vaccine each year.

Local health officials report spike in flu-related hospitalizations, deaths

The number of severe flu cases in North Central Florida has escalated in recent months, and UF Health Shands Hospital has had a striking increase in influenza-related hospitalizations, with more than 150 admissions and a dozen deaths since late October, UF Health and county public health officials reported today.