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  • 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
    February 1, 2017 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
    January 30, 2017 Posted in News, Hand Hygiene
  • Recent Upsurge of A(H7N9) Cases in China
    A steep increase of human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9) has been reported from China since the beginning of December 2016. During this wave, the number of human cases is already higher than during the last two waves in 2014-15 and 2015-16. The majority of recently ...More
    January 30, 2017 Posted in News
  • Protecting Pets From Canine Influenza Benefits Humans, Too
    It's that dreaded time of year - flu season. And we humans aren't the only ones feeling the pain. Dogs can get the flu, too. Scientists at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry have developed, for the first time, two new vaccines for canine influenza. ...More
    January 26, 2017 Posted in News
  • WHO Offers Flu-Prevention Pointers
    The World Health Organization (WHO) offers the following information in a Q&A format to help individuals educate themselves about seasonal influenza and its prevention. ...More
    January 26, 2017 Posted in News
  • Alternative Flu Vaccine Should Reduce Medical Costs and Save Lives
    A study published in Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics suggests that an alternative vaccine might bring clinical benefits and cost savings if used on a large scale when compared to the one currently in widest use. Influenza is one of the biggest public health ...More
    January 25, 2017 Posted in News
  • CDC Flu Update: Activity Continues to Increase
    According to the CDC's FluView report for the week ending Jan. 14, 2017 (week 2), flu activity continues to increase in the United States. The proportion of people seeing their healthcare provider for influenza-like-illness (ILI) has been at or above the national baseline ...More
    January 23, 2017 Posted in News, Hand Hygiene
  • CDC Flu Update: Activity Remains Elevated
    According to the CDC's FluView report for the week ending Jan. 7, 2017 (week 1), flu activity remains elevated in the United States. The proportion of people seeing their healthcare provider for influenza-like-illness (ILI) has been at or above the national baseline for ...More
    January 18, 2017 Posted in News, Hand Hygiene
  • A Sudden Drop in Outdoor Temperature Increases the Risk of Respiratory Infections
    Using 20,000 virus samples and weather statistics, researchers have now discovered more details about how outdoor temperature and flu outbreaks are linked. ...More
    January 11, 2017 Posted in News
  • CDC Flu Update: More People Seeing Their Healthcare Provider for Influenza-Like Illness
    According to the CDC's FluView report for the week ending Dec. 31, 2016 (week 52), flu activity continues to increase in the United States. The proportion of people seeing their healthcare provider for influenza-like-illness (ILI) has been at or above the national baseline ...More
    January 8, 2017 Posted in News, Hand Hygiene