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  • Practice Transformation Program Increases Adult Influenza Vaccination
    An evidence-based, step-by-step guide, the 4 Pillars™ Practice Transformation Program, was the foundation of an intervention to increase adult immunizations in primary care and was tested in a randomized controlled cluster trial. The purpose of this study by Lin, ...More
    November 3, 2016 Posted in News
  • New Research Uncovers Pattern in Global Flu Outbreaks
    As cold winter weather approaches, millions of people look for remedies to avoid the flu. Yet influenza outbreaks equally affect those living in warm, tropical regions where there is no direct link to seasonal temperature changes. This lack of a seasonal connection between ...More
    November 2, 2016 Posted in News
  • 54-Year-Old 'Nonbeliever' Gets His Flu Shot After Close Call With H1N1
    Like many people his age, Jerry Lucier, 54, of Northville, Mich. never got the flu shot. Then, in April, he almost died as a result of an H1N1 flu infection and was transferred by medical helicopter to the ECMO unit at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, Mich. ...More
    November 1, 2016 Posted in News
  • CDC Flu Update: Activity Low Overall Throughout U.S.
    According to the FluView report for the week ending Oct. 22, 2016, flu activity is low overall in the continental United States, with only Guam reporting widespread flu activity. Influenza A (H3) viruses were most commonly reported during week 42. While the timing of ...More
    November 1, 2016 Posted in News, Hand Hygiene
  • Predictors of Influenza Among Older Adults in the Emergency Department
    Diagnosis of influenza in older adults may be complicated by atypical presentations or when patients present with complications of an underlying illness. Lam, et al. (2016) aimed to identify clinical characteristics and epidemiological factors associated with ...More
    October 28, 2016 Posted in News
  • Gene Deletion Points Way to Flu Treatment
    Researchers at Houston Methodist kept mice from getting the flu by removing a gene that regulates their immune system. According to a study recently published in Nature Immunology (online Oct. 3), mice missing the gene Trim29 eliminated human influenza virus within 48 ...More
    October 19, 2016 Posted in News
  • CDC Flu Update: Activity Low Overall in Continental U.S.
    According to the first full FluView report from the CDC for the 2016-2017 season, flu activity is low overall in the continental United States, with only Guam reporting widespread flu activity. Influenza A (H3) viruses were most common during week 40. While the timing of ...More
    October 17, 2016 Posted in News, Hand Hygiene
  • New Study Brings Researchers Closer to a Universal Flu Vaccine
    Researchers at McMaster University and two American universities have taken another step closer to developing a much more effective, “one-punch” universal flu vaccine. Their latest findings, published online today in the journal Proceedings of the National ...More
    October 4, 2016 Posted in News
  • Researchers Discover Rare Flu-Thwarting Mutation
    A rare and improbable mutation in a protein encoded by an influenza virus renders the virus defenseless against the body's immune system. This University of Rochester Medical Center discovery could provide a new strategy for live influenza vaccines in the future. A new ...More
    October 3, 2016 Posted in News