THURSDAY, Oct. 21 (HealthDay News) -- As another flu season
approaches, with the memory of last season's H1N1 pandemic flu
still fresh in the minds of many, scientists gathered Thursday to
present the latest research on the flu virus and attempts to
vaccinate against it.
"A year ago, everyone was focused on influenza and thought many of the important issues were answered, but anyone who knows the field knows that we continue to make advances," said Dr. Andrew Pavia, chief of pediatric infectious diseases at the University of Utah and chairman of a Pandemic Influenza Task Force for the Infectious Diseases Society of America.
Among the advances, which are to be presented during the
society's annual meeting this week in Vancouver:
Mandatory influenza vaccination programs were looked at in three
studies for which abstracts were to be presented at the
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