Influenza


  • CDC Foundation's New Business Pulse Focuses on Flu Prevention
    Business Pulse: Flu Prevention, issued by the CDC Foundation, provides employers and workers with access to resources and information to prepare for the 2014-2015 flu season.  This issue of Business Pulse highlights specific influenza challenges faced by businesses as ...More
    7 hours ago Posted in News
  • ICT News Desk: Mandatory Flu Vaccination
    Hospitals can greatly improve their flu vaccination rate among healthcare workers by using a mandatory employee vaccination policy, according to a Henry Ford Health System study. Researchers say the health system achieved employee vaccination rates of 99 percent in the ...More
    Yesterday Posted in Videos
  • Health Officials Urge Flu Vaccination for All, Including Healthy Adults
    Influenza vaccination coverage estimates show an encouraging upward trend overall, but coverage among healthy 18- to 64-year-olds has yet to top 40 percent, according to new data announced at a news conference held last week by the National Foundation for Infectious ...More
    Yesterday Posted in News
  • Flu Vaccine for Expectant Moms a Top Priority
    Only about half of all pregnant women in the U.S. get a flu shot each season, leaving thousands of moms-to-be and their babies at increased risk of serious illness. “Getting a flu shot should be a routine part of prenatal care,” says Edward McCabe, MD, March of ...More
    5 days ago Posted in News
  • Take Your Best Shot at Avoiding the Flu This Season
    Everyone knows that the best way to avoid the flu is by getting an annual flu shot. But a trip to your physician every autumn for the vaccination can help you avoid much more than the dreaded flu bug. “At the doctor’s office, the focus is on you and what is ...More
    2 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Mandatory Policy Boosts Flu Vaccination Rates Among Healthcare Workers
    Hospitals can greatly improve their flu vaccination rate among healthcare workers by using a mandatory employee vaccination policy, according to a Henry Ford Health System study. Citing its own data, Henry Ford researchers say the health system achieved employee vaccination ...More
    3 weeks ago Posted in News
  • New Single-Dose Influenza Drug Appears to be Safe and Effective
    An analysis of phase 2 and phase 3 clinical trials shows that a single injected dose of the neuraminidase inhibitor (NAI) peramivir is safe and effective at alleviating influenza symptoms, including fever and viral shedding, when administered within 48 hours of the onset of ...More
    3 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Researchers Review Estimates of the Reproduction Number for Seasonal, Pandemic Influenza
    The potential impact of an influenza pandemic can be assessed by calculating a set of transmissibility parameters, the most important being the reproduction number (R), which is defined as the average number of secondary cases generated per typical infectious case. ...More
    3 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Washington State University Flu Outbreak Provides Rare Study Material
    Five years ago this month, one of the first U.S. outbreaks of the H1N1 virus swept through the Washington State University campus, striking some 2,000 people. A university math and biology professor has used a trove of data gathered at the time to gain insight into how only ...More
    4 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Physicians Miss Opportunities to Offer Flu Shots
    Physicians should make a point of offering a flu vaccine to their patients, and a simple reminder could considerably reduce the number of racial and ethnic minorities who currently do not vaccinate themselves against this common contagious respiratory illness. This ...More
    5 weeks ago Posted in News
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