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Special UV Lamp Can Fight Spread Of Airborne Flu Virus

A new study at the Center for Radiological Research at Columbia University Irving Medical Center reports that nonstop low levels of far ultraviolet C (far-UVC) light can kill airborne flu viruses without damaging human tissues. The results indicate that use of overhead far-UVC light in schools, hospitals, doctors’ offices, airports, airplanes, and other public spaces […]

Antigenically Stable Influenza Vaccine Uses Dual-HA Viruses

A novel method of producing the seasonal flu vaccine could speed up the process and provide better protection against infection. For decades, vaccine manufacturers have used chicken eggs to grow the flu virus strains included in the seasonal flu shot. But because these human strains frequently mutate to adapt to their new environment in eggs, […]