Probiotics could reduce the health care and economic burden of flu-like respiratory tract infections.
Compared with the standard-dose influenza vaccine, a high-dose quadrivalent inactivated influenza vaccine, GC3114, may provide a more effective influenza vaccine option for the elderly population.
The recommendations of the ACIP relating to the use of seasonal influenza vaccines in the United States have been updated for 2019 to 2020.
The use of corticosteroids in people with influenza pneumonia may increase rates of mortality.
There were no associations found between exposure to the 2009 pandemic H1N1 influenza vaccine during pregnancy and most 5-year pediatric outcomes.
Providing an educational handout about influenza disease in the waiting room before a pediatric provider visit may increase receipt of child influenza vaccine.
Workplace absenteeism during the high-severity 2017 to 2018 influenza season increased sharply in November and peaked in January.
According to results from the MINISTONE-2 trial, baloxavir marboxil (Xofluza) was found to be safe and effective in children 1 to less than 12 years old with an influenza infection.
Observations of 2 hygiene protocols undertaken by hospital staff found that the “Masks Save Lives” campaign is highly effective in preventing nosocomial influenza infection in clinical settings, according to data presented at American Society of Microbiology (ASM) Microbe 2019 held from June 20-24, 2019 in San Francisco, California. In 2018, the “Masks Save Lives” campaign…
Season was of moderate severity and lasted 21 weeks; illness mainly attributed to influenza A viruses
There were 125 reports of 192 patients receiving expired injectable inactivated influenza vaccines during the last flu season.
Whole-genome sequencing was better at identifying nosocomial influenza A outbreak clusters than hemagglutinin (HA)/neuraminidase (NA) gene sequencing.
A significant number of asymptomatic people shed the influenza virus.
Data supporting the selection of the antiviral conjugate CB-012 as Cidara Therapeutics Incorporated’s first clinical development candidate from the company’s influenza program.
Most hold inaccurate beliefs about flu, flu shots, including believing child will be protected with one shot
October may be the best time for elderly patients to receive influenza vaccinations.
In children aged 6–35 months, vaccination with 2 doses of IIV4 can protect against influenza and reduces the frequency of severe outcomes.
Based on current data, AAP Board of Directors says either injection or nasal spray vaccination OK
Milder strain of flu has been most common cause of cases this flu season
Adults who received the flu vaccine in 2017 to 2018 had higher antibody titers against the egg-adapted vaccine and lower titers against circulating virus.