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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.

Sep 22, 2011

Sep 22, 2011

Most US adults say they intend to get flu vaccine

(CIDRAP News) – Almost two thirds of US adults intend to get vaccinated against influenza this season, and 70% of parents plan to have their children vaccinated, according to survey data presented by health officials in Washington, DC, yesterday.

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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