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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.

Dec 27, 2017

Dec 27, 2017
Tamiflu

Jump in H3N2 flu prompts CDC warning, antiviral reminder

The CDC said the H3N2-dominant trend will make neuraminidase inhibitor antivirals especially useful this flu season.

Dec 22, 2017

Dec 22, 2017
Exam room instruments

Outpatient flu visits spike as more states note high activity

Clinic visits for flulike illness, geographic flu spread have accelerated.

Dec 15, 2017

Dec 15, 2017
Sick woman taking temp

US flu activity jumps as new variant H3N2 case confirmed

Flu activity is widespread in 12 states, and the CDC reports a variant H3N2 case and a flu-related death in a child.

Dec 14, 2017

Dec 14, 2017
Elderly hand in hospital bed

New estimate shows higher global rate of deaths from flu

About 291,000 to 646,000 people in the world die from seasonal flu each year, experts estimate.

Dec 12, 2017

Dec 12, 2017

News Scan for Dec 12, 2017

Smallpox drug review
Flu rise in North America, Asia
Cholera in Kenya, Zambia

Dec 08, 2017

Dec 08, 2017
Get a flu shot sign in Chicago

US flu continues to rise and expand its reach

The number of states reporting geographically widespread flu rose from 4 to 7.

Dec 04, 2017

Dec 04, 2017
Physician with critical patient

Studies spotlight heavy burden of severe flu in developing nations

A meta-analysis finds 4 key differences between low-income and high-income nations involving children, pregnant women, and those with certain underlying medical conditions.

Dec 01, 2017

Dec 01, 2017
Woman with flu

US flu data show season ramping up

Flulike illness is high in 3 southern states, flu is widespread in 4 states, and one marker has topped the national baseline.

Nov 28, 2017

Nov 28, 2017
Busy waiting room

CDC sees some signs of an early flu season

The agency reports increased activity overall, 5 pediatric deaths, and a variant H1N1 infection in Iowa.

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