Double-dose influenza vaccine is safe and may increase antibody response in solid-organ transplant recipients
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.
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.
Just over three-quarters of health care personnel received a flu vaccine last season.
NasoVAX, an adenovirus-based intranasal flu vaccine, shows tolerability, safety, and higher cellular immune response compared to an injectable vaccine.
When compared to placebo, baloxavir marboxil was associated with reduced risk of influenza complications and faster recovery.
2017 to 2018 flu strains affect the very young and elderly especially signifantly; poor vaccine/strain match-up
Mandatory genetic testing may also constitute an undue threat to employee autonomy and privacy.
An active choice intervention is associated with an increase in influenza vaccination rates.
A single dose of baloxavir marboxil was superior to placebo in controlling influenza symptoms in patients with uncomplicated disease.
Influenza proved to be an independent risk factor for invasive pulmonary aspergillosis.
All children and adolescents are advised to undergo annual influenza immunization, ideally with an inactivated influenza vaccine.
The mysterious illness that kept a plane away from the terminal after some passengers reported feeling sick has been confirmed as the flu.
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.
KLRD1-expressing natural killer cells may be a biomarker for influenza susceptibility.
Specimens of the rapidly evolving virus are needed to develop vaccines and treatments.
Obesity may play an important role in influenza transmission, highlighting the importance of working toward controlling and preventing the obesity epidemic.
In general, routine annual vaccination is recommended for all patients ≥6 months of age who have no contraindications.
Patients with rheumatoid arthritis, particularly elderly patients, who receive the influenza vaccine have significantly lower morbidity and mortality.
Both LAIV and IIV are safe for nursing mothers, however, breast milk and serum antibody responses were higher for IIV.
Immune priming with seasonal H1N1 viruses earlier in life and egg-adaptation in vaccines can impact antibody responses following influenza vaccination.
A direct recommendation from physicians had the greatest effect on patients' positive vaccination status.
Influenza virus aerosols remain infectious at all humidity levels.
The early addition of a second anti-MRSA antibiotic to vancomycin may reduce mortality in severe cases of influenza-MRSA co-infection in children.
Baloxavir marboxil, an investigational, oral treatment for acute uncomplicated influenza in those aged ≥12 years has been granted Priority Review by the FDA.
The 2017-2018 influenza season in the United States (October 1, 2017-May 19, 2018) was a high-severity season.
A national survey was conducted to assess influenza prevention practices in Veterans Affairs and non-Veterans Affairs hospitals in the United States.
At non VA hospitals, but not in VA hospitals, there was an increase in mandatory influenza vaccination requirements for health care personnel from 2013 to 2017.
The advisory comes early as physicians are currently placing vaccine orders.
Even relatively low-efficacy influenza vaccines can have a high impact, especially with optimal distribution across age groups.
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