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Influenza


  • CDC Flu Update: Overall Seasonal Influenza Activity Increased Slightly
    According to this week’s FluView report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), overall seasonal influenza activity increased slightly in the United States but remains low overall. For the week ending November 14, the proportion of people seeing ...More
    November 22, 2015 Posted in News, Hand Hygiene
  • Flu-Fighting Tips for Home and Work
    With flu season approaching, parents may be bracing for an outbreak at their children's schools, but adults are also highly susceptible at work and in other public places. Now is the time for families and businesses to take steps to prevent and protect against the flu. ...More
    November 22, 2015 Posted in News, Hand Hygiene
  • CDC Flu Update: Influenza-Like Illness Remains Below National Baseline
    According to this week’s FluView report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), overall seasonal influenza activity is low across the United States. For the week ending November 7, the proportion of people seeing their healthcare provider for ...More
    November 15, 2015 Posted in News, Hand Hygiene
  • National Patient Safety Foundation Supports Mandatory Flu Vaccine for Healthcare Workers
    The National Patient Safety Foundation has re-issued a position statement initially released in 2009 in support of mandatory influenza vaccination for healthcare workers. The statement reads as follows: "The National Patient Safety Foundation recognizes vaccine-preventable ...More
    November 12, 2015 Posted in News
  • Study Looks at Capacity-Building in National Influenza Laboratories
    Laboratory testing is a fundamental component of influenza surveillance for detecting novel strains with pandemic potential and informing biannual vaccine strain selection. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), under the auspices of its WHO Collaborating ...More
    November 12, 2015 Posted in News
  • CDC Flu Update: Activity Continues to be Low Across U.S.
    According to this week’s FluView report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), overall seasonal influenza activity is low across the United States. CDC recommends an annual flu vaccine for everyone 6 months of age and older. Getting vaccinated ...More
    November 8, 2015 Posted in News, Hand Hygiene
  • MagLab Research Paves the Way for Better Flu Treatments
    New research by a Florida State University chemistry professor uses some of the world's most powerful magnets to put a bullseye on the flu virus. Led by professor of chemistry and biochemistry Tim Cross and his team at the Florida State University-based National High ...More
    November 2, 2015 Posted in News
  • CDC Flu Update: Seasonal Influenza Activity is Low Across the United States
    According to the most recent FluView report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), overall seasonal influenza activity is low across the United States. CDC recommends an annual flu vaccine for everyone 6 months of age and older. Getting vaccinated before ...More
    November 1, 2015 Posted in News, Hand Hygiene
  • Free Yourself from the Flu
    With flu season approaching, parents may be bracing for an outbreak at their children's schools, but adults are also highly susceptible at work and in other public places. Now is the time for families and businesses to take steps to prevent and protect against the flu. ...More
    November 1, 2015 Posted in News, Hand Hygiene
  • American Nurses Association Urges Nurses to Get Flu Vaccination
    The American Nurses Association (ANA) urges all registered nurses (RNs) to get the seasonal influenza vaccination and to advise their patients to get vaccinated. Flu vaccination coverage rates have steadily increased, particularly over the past five years, according to the ...More
    October 29, 2015 Posted in News