(CIDRAP News) Seasonal influenza vaccination coverage for the 2009-10 season surged in children and rose moderately in healthy young adults, perhaps because of increased awareness triggered by the H1N1 flu pandemic, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported today.
(CIDRAP News) The long-derided "swine flu" vaccination campaign of 1976, infamous for its association with cases of paralyzing Guillain-Barre syndrome, may have had a benefit that went undetected for more than 30 years. According to work published Apr 23, it may have protected recipients against the 2009 pandemic strain of flu.
Editor's Note: This is the first of a series of articles reviewing the world's experience with pandemic H1N1 influenza and what we've learned in the past year. Look for further installments in the days to come.
(CIDRAP News) A year's experience with the 2009 H1N1 influenza virus has underscored the endless unpredictability of flu.