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Feb 15, 2019

Feb 15, 2019
Doctor holding swab

US flu activity continues to rise

Clinic visits for influenza-like illness increased from 4.3% to 4.8%, 6 more pediatric deaths were confirmed, and the H3N2 strain appears to be surging.

Feb 14, 2019

Feb 14, 2019
Syringe in flu vaccine vial

Early US flu vaccine analysis finds moderate protection

Protection against flu was 47% overall and 46% against the predominant H1N1 strain.

Feb 14, 2019
Chlorhexidine mouthwash

Study: At-home decolonization cuts MRSA, other infections

Six months of decolonization lowered MRSA rates 30% and any type of infection 17%.

Feb 12, 2019

Feb 12, 2019
Baby with measles

US measles cases top 100; big outbreaks reported in Madagascar, Philippines

Vaccine mistrust after problems with the launch of Dengvaxia is one factor fueling the Philippines' outbreak.

Feb 11, 2019

Feb 11, 2019

New estimates aim to define the true burden of superbug infections

Researchers are trying to establish how many deaths can be attributed to antibiotic resistance.

Feb 08, 2019

Feb 08, 2019
woman sick with flu

CDC: Flu activity hits highest level this season

Flu is widespread in 47 states, and the CDC reports 4 more pediatric flu deaths.

Feb 01, 2019

Feb 01, 2019
Gravely ill older patient

Flu activity still high in much of US as ILI jumps

The percentage of people visiting the doctor for influenza-like illness  jumped from 3.3% to 3.8%, and hospitalization rates continue to climb.

Jan 25, 2019

Jan 25, 2019
Stethoscope on patient's back

Flu widespread across most of US, with 3 new kids' deaths

All 10 US regions are showing elevated flulike illness, and pediatric deaths have reached 22.

Jan 18, 2019

Jan 18, 2019
H1N1 influenza

Experts on watch for resistance to new flu drug

Japanese researchers describe two H3N2 flu viruses with mutations that may increase antiviral resistance.

Jan 18, 2019
Flu shot sign

CDC says flu season still going strong

Three more pediatric flu deaths were reported, bringing to 19 the number of deaths in children this season.

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