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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.

Feb 16, 2018

Feb 16, 2018
Mother holding child's hand in the hospital

CDC: Flu activity still high, deaths in kids climb to 84

The rate of ILI clinic visits drops slightly, but 22 new deaths in kids show the season is not relenting.

Feb 13, 2018

Feb 13, 2018
Baby boy on oxygen

Study shows youngest kids most at risk of flu death

A probe of child flu deaths over 6 seasons found vaccination gaps and a somber reminder that even healthy kids can succumb.

Feb 09, 2018

Feb 09, 2018
Woman in ICU

Flu-like illness in US reaches 2009 pandemic levels

"This year is not a pandemic, but the high ILI is a sign of the severity," CDC Director Anne Schuchat says.

Feb 02, 2018

Feb 02, 2018
Woman sick in bed

CDC: Flu still rising across US; 16 new pediatric deaths

By every metric, this H3N2-dominated season is measuring up as a bad one.

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