News & Perspective

Dec 14, 2018

Dec 14, 2018

News Scan for Dec 14, 2018

Only minor US flu increase
Another Saudi MERS case
New polio cases in 2 nations
Pneumonia deaths in kids

Dec 30, 2016

Dec 30, 2016

News Scan for Dec 30, 2016

US flu picks up
Cutting antibiotics for pneumonia

Aug 15, 2014

Aug 15, 2014

News Scan for Aug 15, 2014

Chikungunya vaccine
Respiratory ills in unaccompanied minors
Meningococcal B vaccine review

Mar 13, 2014

Mar 13, 2014

News Scan for Mar 13, 2014

ILI risk by job category
Pneumococcal vaccine in the elderly

May 22, 2013

May 22, 2013

Alabama officials probe respiratory illness cluster

(CIDRAP News) – Alabama health officials are investigating a cluster of severe respiratory infections from an unknown origin centered around the Dothan area and have asked the state's health providers to be alert for and report similar cases.

Mar 08, 2012

Mar 08, 2012

MRSA pneumonia suspected in fatal flu cluster

(CIDRAP News) – Another family member linked to a fatal flu cluster in Calvert County, Md., has been hospitalized, as suspicion grew that an aggressive drug-resistant form of pneumonia may have played a role in the severe illnesses, according to media reports.

Feb 01, 2012

Feb 01, 2012

Study finds influenza B may be more severe than thought

(CIDRAP News) – An autopsy study involving influenza B infections revealed how histologically similar the disease is to fatal influenza A and how quickly it can kill, challenging the notion that it is milder than influenza A.

The investigators, from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), also found a high level of cardiac injury with fatal influenza B infections, especially in younger patients.

Mar 04, 2011

Mar 04, 2011

US flu season still going strong

(CIDRAP News) – The nation's flu activity remained high last week, with the number of pediatric deaths more than doubling from the previous week and most states still reporting widespread cases, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said today.

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