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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.

Mar 03, 2017

Mar 03, 2017
Influenza virus

CDC: High flu activity remains throughout US

Six more children died from flu last week, bringing the season's pediatric death total to 40.

Feb 24, 2017

Feb 24, 2017
Patient on oxygen

Slight decrease seen in US, European flu activity

Also, UK scientists yesterday reported a novel subclade of the H3N2 strain of influenza.

Feb 17, 2017

Feb 17, 2017
Doctor examining girl

Flu widespread in 46 states; 9 more kids' deaths reported

The H3N2 strain continues to dominate, especially affecting the elderly.

Feb 10, 2017

Feb 10, 2017
nasal swab

Flu widespread in 43 states; 5 more fatal cases in kids

Flu markers rose to their highest points yet, as influenza B detections rose slightly, typical for the later months of the flu season.

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