Each year, seasonal influenza sickens millions and causes thousands of hospitalizations and flu-related deaths. NIAID is conducting and supporting research to find new and improved ways to diagnose, treat and prevent influenza infection. This includes working toward a universal flu vaccine that could provide long-lasting protection against multiple strains of influenza, such as those that cause seasonal flu as well as emerging forms capable of causing a global pandemic.
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Last Updated April 29, 2016