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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.

Jan 11, 2016

Jan 11, 2016
Nasal spray flu vaccine

Studies note nasal spray vaccine failure against H1N1 flu

The initial effectiveness investigations flagged a problem with the 2009 H1N1 vaccine virus in the inhaled version and drove improvement efforts.

Dec 29, 2015

Dec 29, 2015
Three little pigs

Study: Flu virus in pigs shows worrisome pandemic profile

An avian-like H1N1 virus that showed pandemic potential turned up often in Chinese swine.

Sep 26, 2014

Sep 26, 2014
Woman wearing mask on street

CDC unveils 6-phase pandemic response blueprint

The plan aims at providing clearer guidance on the timing of key actions like vaccinations.

Mar 18, 2014

Mar 18, 2014
elbow cough

UK flu study: Many are infected, few are sick

Data from 5 flu seasons showed that 18% of people likely contracted flu, but only 23% got sick.

Jan 31, 2014

Jan 31, 2014
Influenza virus

US flu activity continues slight drop

For a second straight week, most key indicators are down, and some have dropped 3 weeks in a row.

Dec 20, 2013

Dec 20, 2013
Doctors office

Texas cluster part of rising H1N1 activity in state, nation

News of a severe ILI cluster in Texas parallels a dramatic flu rise—mostly from H1N1—in the region and nation.

Dec 18, 2013

Dec 18, 2013
IV drip

Texas health officials probe severe flu-like illness cluster

An flu-like illness cluster has hospitalized eight people with severe infections, four of them fatal, and tests show 2009 H1N1 flu in one of the survivors.

Nov 26, 2013

Nov 26, 2013
2009 H1N1 influenza virus

Study estimates 2009 pandemic deaths at up to 203,000

Data show H1N1 deaths skewed toward young and reflect wide regional variance.

Nov 26, 2013
Oseltamivir (Tamiflu)

Studies: Oseltamivir use drops as evidence of benefits grows

Studies show that antivirals up to 3 days after flu symptom onset can benefit, but their use is down in hospitalized kids.

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