Flu http://www.kunc.org en Flu Shots Continue To Be Vital For Warding Off Winter Illness http://www.kunc.org/post/flu-shots-continue-be-vital-warding-winter-illness <p>As Northern Colorado residents infected with the flu begin to stream into area emergency rooms and hospitals, one fact is emerging. 89 percent of patients treated for flu symptoms did not get a shot.</p><p> Thu, 16 Jan 2014 21:36:05 +0000 Grace Hood 53483 at http://www.kunc.org Flu Shots Continue To Be Vital For Warding Off Winter Illness For A Price, Volunteers Endure Scientists' Flu Spritzes http://www.kunc.org/post/price-volunteers-endure-scientists-flu-spritzes What would it take to persuade you to allow government researchers to squirt millions of live flu viruses up your nose?<p>A recently concluded project at the National Institutes of Health found, among other things, that $3,400 each was enough to attract plenty of volunteers.<p>"I am happy I could contribute in some way," says Kelli Beyer, 24, one of 46 healthy people who volunteered for the project. Thu, 26 Sep 2013 16:39:00 +0000 Richard Knox 50075 at http://www.kunc.org For A Price, Volunteers Endure Scientists' Flu Spritzes Scientists Disclose Plans To Make Superflu In Labs http://www.kunc.org/post/scientists-disclose-plans-make-superflu-labs Who do these guys think they are, the Dr. Frankensteins of virology?<p>First, two teams of virologists <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2011/12/21/144021870/u-s-says-details-of-flu-experiments-should-stay-secret">created</a> more dangerous versions of the deadly H5N1 flu. Thu, 08 Aug 2013 14:14:00 +0000 48098 at http://www.kunc.org Scientists Disclose Plans To Make Superflu In Labs Genetic Code Shows Bird Flu In China Spread Between People http://www.kunc.org/post/genetic-code-shows-bird-flu-china-spread-between-people When a new strain of bird flu cropped up in China last winter, the billion-dollar question was whether the deadly virus could transmit between people.<p>Now, Chinese scientists offer the first clear evidence that the bird flu is indeed contagious, although only slightly.<p>A father, who became sick in March, passed the H7N9 virus to his daughter, <a href="http://www.bmj.com/content/347/bmj.f4752">epidemiologists report Tuesday</a> in <em>BMJ</em>, the <em>British Medical Journal</em>. But the risk of transmission is still quite low, they say. Tue, 06 Aug 2013 22:33:00 +0000 48027 at http://www.kunc.org Genetic Code Shows Bird Flu In China Spread Between People When Fleeing Zombies (Or Flu), Cooperation Saves Lives http://www.kunc.org/post/when-fleeing-zombies-or-flu-cooperation-saves-lives How will humans survive the zombie apocalypse? Will it be each man for himself or will a coordinated effort be what saves us from ultimate doom?<p>An MIT professor is trying to answer this question for us mortals. "There is a price that society pays if everyone determines his behavior selfishly," <a href="http://cee.mit.edu/juanes">Ruben Juanes</a> says. Thu, 01 Aug 2013 14:06:00 +0000 47789 at http://www.kunc.org When Fleeing Zombies (Or Flu), Cooperation Saves Lives