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Influenza


  • A New Strategy to Combat Influenza and Speed Recovery
    The influenza virus turns infected lung cells into factories that churn out thousands of copies of the virus to spread the infection. St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital scientists have reported a promising new approach that uses an investigational cancer drug to ...More
    2 days ago Posted in News
  • Predicting Influenza Outbreaks Faster With a Digitally-Empowered Wearable Device
    Through integration with a wearable thermometer, the Thermia online health educational tool developed at Boston Children's Hospital has enabled prediction of seasonal influenza outbreaks in China one month earlier than before, according to a new study in the American ...More
    6 days ago Posted in News
  • Preparing for the Next Influenza Pandemic
    The World Health Organization (WHO) provides the following Q&A regarding the PIP Framework.   What is the purpose of the PIP Framework? The Pandemic Influenza Preparedness Framework (PIP Framework) is helping Member States, laboratories, industry, and civil society ...More
    3 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Scientists Develop Flu Detector
    The threat of a major flu pandemic is a perennial concern. Now scientists have developed a fast and easy-to-use point-of-care diagnostic test that could one day help doctors and hospitals head off the rapid spread of the flu. They report their new device in ACS' journal ...More
    3 weeks ago Posted in News
  • CDC Flu Update: Season Has Peaked and is Winding Down
    According to the CDC's FluView report for the week ending April 29, 2017 (week 17), flu activity continues to decrease in the United States. Levels of flu-like illness have been below the national baseline for three weeks now.  While the 2016-2017 flu season has peaked ...More
    3 weeks ago Posted in News, Hand Hygiene
  • Researchers Discover How Flu Viruses Hijack Human Cells
    Much is known about flu viruses, but little is understood about how they reproduce inside human host cells, spreading infection. Now, a research team headed by investigators from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is the first to identify a mechanism by which ...More
    3 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Researchers Shed New Light on Influenza Detection
    Researchers at the University of Notre Dame have discovered a way to make influenza visible to the naked eye, according to a new study in the Journal of the American Chemical Society. By engineering dye molecules to target a specific enzyme of the virus, the team was able ...More
    3 weeks ago Posted in News
  • CDC Flu Update: Season is Winding Down
    According to the CDC's FluView report for the week ending April 22, 2017 (week 16), flu activity continues to decrease in the United States. Levels of flu-like illness have been below the national baseline for two weeks now.  While the 2016-2017 flu season has peaked ...More
    4 weeks ago Posted in News, Hand Hygiene
  • Researchers Examine the True Effects of Influenza Vaccination
    After vaccination, vaccinees acquire some protection against infection and/or disease. Vaccination, therefore, reduces the number of infections in the population. Due to this herd immunity, not everybody needs to be vaccinated to prevent infections from spreading. Eichner, ...More
    4 weeks ago Posted in News
  • CDC Flu Update: Levels of Flu-Like Illness Below the National Baseline for the First Time This Season
    According to the CDC's FluView report for the week ending April 15, 2017 (week 15), flu activity decreased in the United States. Levels of flu-like illness are now below the national baseline for the first time this season since early December.  While the 2016-2017 flu ...More
    April 24, 2017 Posted in News, Hand Hygiene
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