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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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Statins Increase Risk for Medically Attended Acute Respiratory Illness

Statins Increase Risk for Medically Attended Acute Respiratory Illness

Elderly patients who have been inoculated with the influenza vaccine and who also use a statin are at a greater risk for medically attended acute respiratory illness.

Strain Selection for Annual Influenza Vaccines Should Consider Preexisting Immunity

Strain Selection for Annual Influenza Vaccines Should Consider Preexisting Immunity

Repeated exposure to the influenza virus affects antibody quantity and quality, and strains selected for seasonal vaccines may not provide coverage sufficient for individuals frequently infected and/or vaccinated.

Three-Quarters of Health Care Workers Got Flu Shot Last Year

Three-Quarters of Health Care Workers Got Flu Shot Last Year

Just over three-quarters of health care personnel received a flu vaccine last season.

Is Mandatory Genetic Testing for Influenza Infection Variants Ethical?

Is Mandatory Genetic Testing for Influenza Infection Variants Ethical?

Mandatory genetic testing may also constitute an undue threat to employee autonomy and privacy.

Active Choice Intervention Tied to Increase in Flu Shot Rates

Active Choice Intervention Tied to Increase in Flu Shot Rates

An active choice intervention is associated with an increase in influenza vaccination rates.

Baloxavir Marboxil, Safe and Effective in Treatment of Uncomplicated Influenza

Baloxavir Marboxil, Safe and Effective in Treatment of Uncomplicated Influenza

A single dose of baloxavir marboxil was superior to placebo in controlling influenza symptoms in patients with uncomplicated disease.

Influenza an Independent Risk Factor for Invasive Pulmonary Aspergillosis

Influenza an Independent Risk Factor for Invasive Pulmonary Aspergillosis

Influenza proved to be an independent risk factor for invasive pulmonary aspergillosis.

AAP Updates Recommendations for Pediatric Flu Vaccination

AAP Updates Recommendations for Pediatric Flu Vaccination

All children and adolescents are advised to undergo annual influenza immunization, ideally with an inactivated influenza vaccine.

Influenza Caused Emirates Flight to Be Briefly Quarantined at JFK

Influenza Caused Emirates Flight to Be Briefly Quarantined at JFK

The mysterious illness that kept a plane away from the terminal after some passengers reported feeling sick has been confirmed as the flu.

AAP Issues Updated Influenza Vaccine Recommendations

AAP Issues Updated Influenza Vaccine Recommendations

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the 2017-2018 flu season was one of the most severe - excluding pandemics - on record.

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