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Apr 12, 2019

Apr 12, 2019
Young girl sick in bed

US flu still elevated; study finds higher impact on young kids

Canadian data show that kids under 10 years may be especially vulnerable to the H1N1 strain.

Jun 04, 2018

Jun 04, 2018

Flu in kids is associated with asthma treatment failure

Influenza illnesses can trigger asthmatic episodes that don't respond to treatment.

Jan 25, 2018

Jan 25, 2018
Defibrillation in operating room

Study bolsters link between flu and heart attack

The risk of heart attack increases sixfold in the first 7 days after lab-confirmed flu in adults 35 and older.

Dec 29, 2017

Dec 29, 2017
thermometer

CDC: Flu rises sharply, now widespread in 36 states

Flu hospitalizations are also on the rise, with the highest levels in seniors, a pattern often seen in H3N2-dominant seasons.

Mar 08, 2016

Mar 08, 2016
N95 fit testing

Meta-analysis yields no clear verdict on respirators vs masks

Review finds evidence that N95s block infectious particles better, but no significant advantage.

Nov 06, 2015

Nov 06, 2015
Flu shot

US flu levels still low, with few global hot spots

More states are reporting their first cases and even deaths, but at the national level, flu levels remained low last week. 

May 05, 2014

May 05, 2014
Hospitalized woman

CDC: Don't take influenza B lightly in adults

A late-season "flu B" surge serves as a reminder that it can be severe in adults, as a recent study shows.

Feb 21, 2014

Feb 21, 2014
Influenza A viruses

Flu continues slow decline in US

US flu activity continues a slow decline, similar to Canada, while Europe shows mixed activity.

Feb 14, 2014

Feb 14, 2014
2009 H1N1 influenza virus

Flu hangs on in some states but declines overall

The CDC said flu is still hitting some states hard, but overall the disease continues to decline.

Jan 24, 2014

Jan 24, 2014
Mother taking temperature of child

Some US flu markers turning downward

Numbers hint that season may have peaked, and obesity is being reported in many hospitalized flu patients.

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