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  • CDC Flu Update: Activity is Widespread
    According to the CDC's FluView report for the week ending Feb. 11, 2017 (week 6), flu activity continues to increase and is widespread in most of the United States. Also, CDC reported nine additional flu-associated pediatric deaths for the 2016-2017 season. The proportion ...More
    5 days ago Posted in News, Hand Hygiene
  • Attacking the Flu by Hijacking Infected Cells
    They’re called TIPs and their task would be to infiltrate and outcompete influenza, HIV, Ebola and other viruses. Soon, Rutgers’ Laura Fabris will play a key role in a project aimed at designing TIPs – therapeutic interfering particles to defuse the flu. ...More
    2 weeks ago Posted in News
  • CDC Flu Update: Influenza A Viruses Continue to Predominate
    According to the CDC's FluView report for the week ending Feb. 4, 2017 (week 5), flu activity continues to increase and is widespread in most of the United States. Also, CDC reported five additional flu-associated pediatric deaths for the 2016-2017 season. The proportion of ...More
    2 weeks ago Posted in News, Hand Hygiene
  • Are Antivirals a Cost-Effective Therapy During Severe Flu Seasons?
    A new study indicates that the antiviral drug oseltamivir can reduce influenza infections and prevent deaths in a cost-saving manner under most pandemic scenarios. Investigators' analyses of phase II clinical data and information from a previous influenza outbreak revealed ...More
    3 weeks ago Posted in News
  • New Method Better Predicts the Onset of Seasonal Flu Epidemics
    During the flu season, it is frequent for hospital emergency rooms and healthcare centers to become overcrowded, placing a high burden both on health services and on patients. A study from Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciencia (IGC; Portugal), led by Joana Goncalves-Sa, presents ...More
    3 weeks ago Posted in News
  • CDC Flu Update: Activity Remains Widespread
    According to the CDC's  FluView report for the week ending Jan. 28, 2017 (week 4), flu activity continues to increase and is widespread in most of the United States. Also, CDC reported seven additional flu-associated pediatric deaths for the 2016-2017 season. The ...More
    3 weeks ago Posted in News, Hand Hygiene
  • Infectious Diseases Expert Urges Caution in Flu Panic
    A Virginia Tech Carilion expert in infectious diseases provides context following a series of media reports noting that this year’s influenza season has reached “epidemic” levels. ...More
    4 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Materials Scientist Invents Breath Monitor to Detect Flu
    Perena Gouma, a professor in the Materials Science and Engineering Department at The University of Texas at Arlington, has published an article in the journal Sensors that describes her invention of a hand-held breath monitor that can potentially detect the flu virus. ...More
    4 weeks ago Posted in News
  • CDC Flu Update: 37 States Reporting Widespread Activity
    According to the CDC's FluView report for the week ending Jan. 21, 2017 (week 3), flu activity continues to increase in the United States. The number of states reporting widespread flu activity increased from 29 states to 37 states. Also, CDC reported three additional ...More
    4 weeks ago Posted in News, Hand Hygiene
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