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Jul 06, 2018

Jul 06, 2018

News Scan for Jul 06, 2018

Polio in Afghanistan, Somalia
Pregnancy and flu
CDC reports more Cyclospora illnesses
Frozen veggie Listeria outbreak in Europe

Mar 01, 2018

Mar 01, 2018

News Scan for Mar 01, 2018

Low flu VE in Europe
Novavax flu vaccine trial
Avian flu outbreaks
Public health spending report card
Biodefense caucus forms

Feb 26, 2015

Feb 26, 2015
Flu vaccine syringe and vial

Studies from Spain, Scotland support flu vaccine effectiveness

A Scottish study of this year's vaccine found effectiviness of 33%, higher than elsewhere.

Feb 14, 2013

Feb 14, 2013

Euro studies show flu vaccine working best against type B

(CIDRAP News) – New European studies reported today in Eurosurveillance suggest that this year's influenza vaccine is providing good protection against influenza B viruses but only moderate protection against type A—findings more or less consistent with earlier results in the United States.

Jan 31, 2013

Jan 31, 2013

Studies: Flu vaccine effectiveness waned over 2011-12 season

(CIDRAP News) – It's been more or less an article of faith that influenza vaccination in the fall will protect a person through the winter flu season, but three studies published today in Eurosurveillance are challenging that view.

Feb 13, 2009

Feb 13, 2009

WHO picks new B strain for 2009-10 flu vaccine

(CIDRAP News) – Because of a suboptimal match between this year's flu vaccine and circulating influenza B viruses, the World Health Organization (WHO) has recommended changing one of the three strains used in flu vaccines for the Northern Hemisphere next fall and winter.

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