News & Perspective

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.

Feb 01, 2018

Feb 01, 2018
Flu vaccination

Canadian data show low flu vaccine protection against H3N2

Protection against the H3N2 strain was 17%—and not statistically significant.

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.

Jan 02, 2018

Jan 02, 2018

News Scan for Jan 02, 2018

MERS in Malaysia
H5 outbreaks continue
Flu vaccine performance

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.

Oct 06, 2017

Oct 06, 2017
Flu vaccination

Study identifies factors that may lower flu vaccine protection

Viral changes, birth year, repeat vaccinations, and waning protection may all play a role.

Sep 26, 2017

Sep 26, 2017

Flu Scan for Sep 26, 2017

Avian flu in Europe
VLP flu vaccine trial

Sep 11, 2017

Sep 11, 2017
Nasal spray flu vaccine

Performance of inhaled flu vaccine confounds experts

Experts ponder why FluMist performed poorly in the US but well elsewhere.

Aug 22, 2017

Aug 22, 2017

Flu Scan for Aug 22, 2017

Prior year flu vaccination
H5N8 in South Africa
Global flu hot spots

Jul 26, 2017

Jul 26, 2017

News Scan for Jul 26, 2017

Saudi MERS case
Flu vaccine and frailty
Papaya Salmonella advisory

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