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Improving Efforts to Prepare for Influenza Epidemics

Improving Efforts to Prepare for Influenza Epidemics

Although substantial emphasis is placed on vaccinations in considering how to limit the spread of influenza, simple hygienic methods have been found to be the most effective and should be more widely supported.

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Point-of-Care Testing Methods Compared for Influenza Detection

Point-of-Care Testing Methods Compared for Influenza Detection

Study authors aimed to assess the clinical impact of a POC PCR test (the Cobas LIAT Influenza A/B assay) for the diagnosis of influenza.

CDC: Flu Cases Hit 7 Million in the United States

CDC: Flu Cases Hit 7 Million in the United States

Half of this number went to a doctor, while 69,000 to 84,000 people have been hospitalized

Adverse Birth Outcomes Up for Women With H1N1 Flu in ICU

Adverse Birth Outcomes Up for Women With H1N1 Flu in ICU

Pregnant women admitted to ICU with flu more likely to deliver preterm infants, low birth-weight infants.

Increased Risk of Hospitalization for Influenza When Morbidly Obese or Underweight

Increased Risk of Hospitalization for Influenza When Morbidly Obese or Underweight

Adults with influenza were more likely to be hospitalized if they were underweight or morbidly obese compared with normal-weight adults.

Flu Vaccination During Hospitalization Is Safe and Convenient, Says Study

Flu Vaccination During Hospitalization Is Safe and Convenient, Says Study

To investigate the safety of influenza vaccination during hospitalization, researchers from Kaiser Permanente assessed the health records of >250,000 patients, 6 months of age and older, who were hospitalized during any of the 3 flu seasons from 2011 to 2014 and were admitted and discharged between September 1 and March 31.

In-Hospital Morbidity, Mortality Up With Flu in Heart Failure

In-Hospital Morbidity, Mortality Up With Flu in Heart Failure

Higher incidence seen for in-hospital mortality, acute respiratory failure, acute kidney injury with influenza.

Influenza Seroconversion Risk Factors in Adults Hospitalized for Pneumonia

Influenza Seroconversion Risk Factors in Adults Hospitalized for Pneumonia

Adults hospitalized for pneumonia who received an influenza vaccination during their stay were less likely to seroconvert if they had diabetes, bacterial detection, baseline seropositive titers for influenza B, or influenza vaccination in the previous season.

Severe Rhabdomyolysis in a Patient With Acute Influenza Infection

Severe Rhabdomyolysis in a Patient With Acute Influenza Infection

The patient, who had a history significant for cerebral palsy, seizures, and chronic constipation, presented complaining of 3 days of fever, nausea, vomiting, and anorexia.

Influenza A (H3N2) Variant Virus Outbreak in Maryland, 2017

Influenza A (H3N2) Variant Virus Outbreak in Maryland, 2017

Enhanced surveillance should extend to all regional fairs when swine influenza is detected at 1 fair.

Antibody Response to Flu Vaccine Evaluated in Asthma Patients Treated With Benralizumab

Antibody Response to Flu Vaccine Evaluated in Asthma Patients Treated With Benralizumab

The trial analyzed the antibody response of 103 asthmatic patients to the seasonal influenza vaccine.

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