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Aug 02, 2018

Aug 02, 2018
Bare feet stepping onto scale

Study suggests obesity may increase flu spread

Data from 3 flu seasons show obese adults shed the virus about 1.5 times longer than non-obese adults.

Jul 12, 2018

Jul 12, 2018
Sick daughter on mom's lap

BARDA support paves way for at-home flu tests

BARDA will provide $24 million in initial funds to 2 companies to advance tests for influenza A and B.

Jun 08, 2018

Jun 08, 2018
Stethoscope exam on coughing patient

CDC study: Antibiotics still widely overused for respiratory infections

Fully 41% of antibiotic prescriptions written for patients with ARIs were inappropriate.

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.

Apr 02, 2018

Apr 02, 2018
Mumps parotid exam

New studies describe link between parotitis, flu

The findings "strongly suggest that parotitis can be added to the long list of syndromes caused by influenza."

Mar 19, 2018

Mar 19, 2018
child flu mask

Flu declines, but hospitalizations are still high

Though many flu markers are declining, hospitalizations are still inching up, as expected in the latter part of the season.

Mar 09, 2018

Mar 09, 2018
Downward trend

Flu activity drops across country as season ebbs

The acting CDC director, though, says more cases can be expected yet this season.

Mar 02, 2018

Mar 02, 2018
Older hospital patient respiratory care

US flu activity drops further as hospitalizations rise

The percentage of outpatient visits for ILI plummeted last week, but hospitalizations increased.

Feb 23, 2018

Feb 23, 2018
Flu syringe

US flu has likely peaked, but hospital illness still high

Though ILI has dropped, kids' deaths near 100 and hospital rates are high.

Feb 19, 2018

Feb 19, 2018
Drawing vaccine from a vial

Senate bill would jump-start universal flu vaccine efforts

The proposed law would direct $200 million a year for 5 years to research.

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