Influenza

Efficacy of Non-Adjuvanted Influenza H1N1 Vaccine in Systemic Sclerosis

Efficacy of Non-Adjuvanted Influenza H1N1 Vaccine in Systemic Sclerosis

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Use of the non-adjuvanted influenza A H1N1 vaccine was shown to be safe and efficacious in patients with systemic sclerosis.

CDC Updates Guidelines for Seasonal Influenza Vaccines

CDC Updates Guidelines for Seasonal Influenza Vaccines

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For the 2017-18 season, quadrivalent and trivalent influenza vaccines will be available; live attenuated influenza vaccine is not recommended for use.

Intravenous Zanamivir Safe, Efficacious in Children With Influenza

Intravenous Zanamivir Safe, Efficacious in Children With Influenza

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Zanamivir is a neuraminidase inhibitor approved in the United States as an oral inhalation powder for acute, uncomplicated influenza in children ≥7 years of age and prophylaxis in children ≥5 years of age.

Temporary Cessation of Methotrexate Improves Influenza Vaccine Response in RA

Temporary Cessation of Methotrexate Improves Influenza Vaccine Response in RA

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Temporary cessation of methotrexate after receiving the influenza vaccine improves the immunogenicity of vaccination in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

Oral Tablet Influenza Vaccine Shows Promising Results

Oral Tablet Influenza Vaccine Shows Promising Results

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An investigational H1 influenza oral tablet vaccine provides similar protection against influenza as an injectable vaccine.

Greater Pandemic Potential With a Highly Pathogenic H7N9 Avian Influenza Virus

Greater Pandemic Potential With a Highly Pathogenic H7N9 Avian Influenza Virus

A highly pathogenic H7N9 avian influenza variant has evolved and now has the potential to cause a pandemic

FDA Expands Peramivir Injection for Children With Acute Uncomplicated Influenza

FDA Expands Peramivir Injection for Children With Acute Uncomplicated Influenza

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The has expanded the use of Rapivab to pediatric patients aged ≥2 years with acute uncomplicated influenza

Newer Influenza Tests Have Better Sensitivity Compared With Traditional Tests

Newer Influenza Tests Have Better Sensitivity Compared With Traditional Tests

Digital immunoassays and rapid nucleic acid amplification tests have higher sensitivities for detecting influenza than rapid influenza diagnostic tests.

Influenza Vaccination Crucial for Elderly Patients

Influenza Vaccination Crucial for Elderly Patients

The NFID urges those 65 and older to receive their annual influenza vaccination to protect against the flu.

Link Between Influenza Vaccine, Spontaneous Abortion Further Clarified

Link Between Influenza Vaccine, Spontaneous Abortion Further Clarified

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Pregnant women who received vaccines containing the pH1N1 antigen for 2 consecutive influenza seasons may have increased risk for spontaneous abortion 28 days postvaccination.

Influenza Vaccination Among Health Care Personnel Reviewed

Influenza Vaccination Among Health Care Personnel Reviewed

Only 78% of health care personnel and only 53.6% of pregnant women received influenza vaccination during the 2016-2017 influenza season.

Diagnostic Practices for Sepsis Identification in Febrile Infants

Diagnostic Practices for Sepsis Identification in Febrile Infants

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Infantile sepsis evaluations vary considerably and could benefit from the development of an updated, standardized guideline.

Influenza Vaccine in Elderly Adults: Is High-Dose Better Than Standard-Dose?

Influenza Vaccine in Elderly Adults: Is High-Dose Better Than Standard-Dose?

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A higher dose of the flu vaccine provided better protection against respiratory and all-cause hospital admissions.

ACIP Issues New Influenza Guidelines for 2017-2018

ACIP Issues New Influenza Guidelines for 2017-2018

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The ACIP issued new guidelines for the upcoming influenza season including not using live attenuated influenza vaccine because of concerns of effectiveness.

Influenza Vaccine's Effectiveness Following Repeated Vaccination

Influenza Vaccine's Effectiveness Following Repeated Vaccination

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Influenza vaccination is recommended annually because of antigenic drift, which warrants the change of influenza vaccine on a year-to-year basis.

Seqirus Begins Shipping 2017-2018 Influenza Vaccines

Seqirus Begins Shipping 2017-2018 Influenza Vaccines

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Both trivalent and quadrivalent formulations of the influenza vaccine will be offered by Seqirus, which were developed using egg- and cell-based technologies.

Influenza Vaccination Beneficial for Elderly With Asthma

Influenza Vaccination Beneficial for Elderly With Asthma

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The flu vaccine may have benefits by reducing negative outcomes and mortality associated with contracting influenza.

Live Attenuated Influenza Vaccine in Children Ineffective During 2015-16 Season

Live Attenuated Influenza Vaccine in Children Ineffective During 2015-16 Season

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The live attenuated influenza vaccine was ineffective among children between 2 and 17 years of age during the 2015-2016 season.

Improving the Flu Vaccination Rate and Its Effect on Public Health

Improving the Flu Vaccination Rate and Its Effect on Public Health

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Improving the rates of children and adult influenza vaccination could improve public health drastically.

Prior Maternal Flu Vaccination Does Not Affect Newborn Antibody Titers

Prior Maternal Flu Vaccination Does Not Affect Newborn Antibody Titers

Prior influenza vaccination predicts higher baseline antibody titers and decreased peak antibody responses against all influenza strains in pregnant women.

Influenza Vaccination During Pregnancy Reduces Infant Risk for Acute Lower Respiratory Infection

Influenza Vaccination During Pregnancy Reduces Infant Risk for Acute Lower Respiratory Infection

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Influenza vaccination during pregnancy decreases infant hospitalizations for all-cause acute lower respiratory tract infection during the first 3 months of life.

First Doses of Fluzone Vaccines Shipped for 2017-2018 Flu Season

First Doses of Fluzone Vaccines Shipped for 2017-2018 Flu Season

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Sanofi Pasteur announced that the first doses of Fluzone for the upcoming 2017-2018 influenza season have been shipped.

Genetic Marker Correlates With Severe Influenza Outcomes

Genetic Marker Correlates With Severe Influenza Outcomes

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A newly identified genetic polymorphism was associated with increased rates of mortality and severe clinical outcomes from influenza infection and lower levels of resident lung CD8+ T cells, particularly in individuals of European descent.

FDA Approves Concomitant Use of Varicella Zoster and Influenza Vaccines

FDA Approves Concomitant Use of Varicella Zoster and Influenza Vaccines

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The FDA has approved the concomitant use of varicella zoster vaccine and inactivated trivalent and quadrivalent influenza vaccines.

Clinician Communication Impacts Parental Decision-Making With Flu Vaccination

Clinician Communication Impacts Parental Decision-Making With Flu Vaccination

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Clinician communication in recommending influenza vaccination in children impacts parental vaccine decision-making.

Influenza Vaccination With Microneedle Patches on the Horizon

Influenza Vaccination With Microneedle Patches on the Horizon

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An experimental microneedle patch has demonstrated the ability to safely administer an influenza vaccine.

Influenza Risk Higher Among Vaccinated Patients With Obesity

Influenza Risk Higher Among Vaccinated Patients With Obesity

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Obesity may increase the risk of influenza and influenza-like illness.

CDC: Influenza Deaths in Children High for 2016-17 Season

CDC: Influenza Deaths in Children High for 2016-17 Season

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Over 100 influenza-associated deaths in children occurred throughout the 2016-2017 flu season.

Recombinant Influenza Vaccine Better Protects Elderly Patients

Recombinant Influenza Vaccine Better Protects Elderly Patients

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Flublok Quadrivalent, developed without the use of eggs, is a recombinant protein-based vaccine.

Designer Protein Halts Influenza Virus From Infecting Cells

Designer Protein Halts Influenza Virus From Infecting Cells

A designer protein stopped the influenza virus from infecting cells in culture and protected mice after being exposed to heavy doses of the virus, according to a new study.

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