Influenza or 'the flu' is a major cause of illness and death, particularly in the very old and the very young. Influenza is transmitted from person-to-person, through coughing, sneezing, and hand-to-hand contact with subsequent touching of the nose. As we age, our immune system has to work harder to fight the influenza virus. Read about the latest evidence on this topic.
When news about aging hits the headlines, @Mac_AgingNews brings you the best available related research evidence from the McMaster Optimal Aging Portal.
Subscribe to alerts to receive emails of the latest evidence from our databases on topics of interest to you.