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Jul 09, 2020

Jul 09, 2020
Sick man with thermometer

Study: Baloxavir prevents spread of flu to household members

In household contacts, 14% who got a placebo developed flu, compared with 2% in the baloxavir group.

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.

Sep 05, 2018

Sep 05, 2018
Woman wearing surgical mask

New single-dose antiviral cuts flu symptoms, viral loads

Baloxavir reduced flu symptoms by 1 day and reduced viral shedding.

Feb 09, 2016

Feb 09, 2016
Fever thermometer

Late start to Northern Hemisphere flu season feels strong H1N1 impact

The CDC said it has also received recent reports of severe flu infections linked to 2009 H1N1 in young- and middle-aged adults.

Feb 15, 2013

Feb 15, 2013

CDC: Flu activity continues to slow

(CIDRAP News) – The nation's flu markers show that the flu has probably peaked, though many states are still reporting plenty of infections and hospitalizations, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said today.

Though the percentage of doctors' visits for influenza-like illness (ILI) is still above baselines in all regions of the country, the overall national level fell from 3.6% to 3.2% last week, according to the CDC.

Jan 07, 2013

Jan 07, 2013

WHO: Many northern countries see swelling flu activity

(CIDRAP News) – Many Northern Hemisphere countries, from North America to temperate Asia, have seen rising flu activity in recent weeks, while cases ebbed or remained scarce in most of the rest of the world, the World Health Organization (WHO) said today.

Nov 09, 2012

Nov 09, 2012

BioCryst may drop quest for US approval of peramivir

(CIDRAP News) – BioCryst Pharmaceuticals Inc. signaled yesterday it will probably give up on seeking a US license for the influenza drug peramivir, a move that would reduce the already limited options for severely ill flu patients in need of an intravenous antiviral drug.

Jun 15, 2012

Jun 15, 2012

WHO report sums up Northern Hemisphere flu season

(CIDRAP News) – The 2011-12 flu season in most temperate countries of the Northern Hemisphere started later than usual, except for North Africa, and was mild in many countries, the World Health Organization (WHO) said today in a wrap-up report.

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