Influenza


  • Automated Tracking Increases Compliance of Flu Vaccination for Healthcare Personnel
    New research found tracking influenza vaccination of healthcare personnel through an automated system increased vaccination compliance and reduced workload burden on human resources and occupational health staff. The study is published in the November issue of Infection ...More
    October 22, 2014 Posted in News
  • Middle-Aged Adults Were More Susceptible to Flu Last Year Due to New Viral Mutation, Scientists Say
    A team of scientists, led by researchers at The Wistar Institute, has identified a possible explanation for why middle-aged adults were hit especially hard by the H1N1 influenza virus during the 2013-2014 influenza season. The findings, published in the Proceedings of the ...More
    October 21, 2014 Posted in News
  • HHS Pursues Detection Tests for Influenza
    Potential tests to help doctors diagnose influenza sooner and more accurately will advance in development under contracts from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR). The tests could ...More
    October 2, 2014 Posted in News
  • 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
    September 23, 2014 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
    September 22, 2014 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
    September 22, 2014 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
    September 18, 2014 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
    September 13, 2014 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
    September 8, 2014 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
    September 8, 2014 Posted in News