Updated 29 October 2015

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Why there is no cure for the common cold

Millions of people worldwide go for their yearly “flu shot”, so why is there no vaccination for the common cold?

Could a universal flu vaccine prevent deadly flu pandemics?

Scientists are edging closer to creating a universal flu vaccine capable of protecting people from multiple strains of the virus.

Flu and drug resistance flagged as top pandemic threats

Tom Frieden, director of the US Centres for Disease Control, has indicated that infectious disease threats for the years ahead will likely start with flu.

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