Beyond the vaccine: Tackling the flu with ultraviolet light

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By Sri Ray-Chauduri, Technology & Engineering Co-editor By all accounts, this has been a tough flu season. According to FluWatch, a surveillance system that monitors flu and flu-like activity across Canada, there have been more than 46,000 laboratory-confirmed cases of influenza so far this season, thousands of hospitalizations, and, unfortunately, hundreds of deaths. Although the […]

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It’s flu season: the data behind your flu vaccine

Guest post by Dr. Jennifer Gardy Senior Scientist, BC Centre for Disease Control; Assistant Professor, School of Population and Public Health, UBC The flu seems to come out of nowhere. One minute you’re feeling on top of the world, then within just a few short hours you feel feverish, achy, tired, and all-around miserable. It’s […]

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