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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.

Oct 05, 2017

Oct 05, 2017
Mom and sick girl

'Less precise' study offers another take on FluMist performance

The observational study found 46% protection but is smaller than an earlier one that showed no protection.

Sep 28, 2017

Sep 28, 2017
Gloved hand and research vial

WHO swaps out H3N2, B strains in Southern Hemisphere flu vaccine

The changes will not be reflected in the vaccine used in the upcoming Northern Hemisphere season.

Sep 25, 2017

Sep 25, 2017
Antiviral capsules

Antiviral combo cuts flu virus shedding but not symptoms

By day 7, both treatment groups had similar rates of viral shedding.

Aug 15, 2017

Aug 15, 2017
Tamiflu macro

ECDC experts confirm support for neuraminidase inhibitors

The review didn't find any new evidence to drive policy changes, but said more research and new antivirals are needed.

Apr 07, 2017

Apr 07, 2017
Coughing woman

Rapid test shows mixed results for respiratory infections

Though results are mixed, point-of-care testing could reduce antibiotic use.

Mar 10, 2017

Mar 10, 2017
Boy with thermometer

CDC says US flu season has likely peaked

Though fewer states report high flu activity, the CDC confirms 8 new flu deaths in kids.

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