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  • CDC Flu Update: Influenza-Like Illness Climbs Above Baseline
    According to the CDC's FluView report for the week ending Dec. 17, 2016 (week 50), flu activity increased in the United States. The proportion of people seeing their healthcare provider for influenza-like-illness (ILI) is above the national baseline for the first time this ...More
    December 25, 2016 Posted in News, Hand Hygiene
  • CDC Flu Update: Activity is Increasing, Influenza A Viruses Predominate
    According to the CDC's FluView report for the week ending December 10, 2016 (week 49), flu activity increased slightly in the continental United States. Influenza A (H3) viruses were most commonly reported during week 49 and have been the predominant virus so far this ...More
    December 16, 2016 Posted in News, Hand Hygiene
  • Walgreens Launches 2016-17 Flu Index
    Walgreens announces it has launched its first Flu Index™ for the 2016-17 season, a weekly report that ranks the top markets and states for flu activity in the U.S. This year’s Flu Index will include Puerto Rico for the first time. Now in its third year, the ...More
    December 16, 2016 Posted in News
  • Flu Vaccine Coverage Remains Low This Year
    As of early November, only about 2 out of 5 people in the United States reported having gotten this season’s flu vaccine, yet flu vaccine offered substantial benefit last season by preventing an estimated 5 million flu illnesses and 71,000 flu hospitalizations. The ...More
    December 9, 2016 Posted in News
  • CDC Flu Update: Activity Increasing Slightly, Puerto Rico Has High ILI Activity
    According to the CDC's FluView report for the week ending Dec. 3, 2016 (week 48), flu activity increased slightly, but remains low overall in the continental United States. Influenza A (H3) viruses were most commonly reported during week 48. While the timing of influenza ...More
    December 9, 2016 Posted in News, Hand Hygiene
  • Flu Season and Vaccines: What You Need to Know
    Approximately 970,000 Americans were hospitalized due to the flu in 2014, and more than 40 million were affected by flu-related illnesses, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In addition to symptoms including sore throat, aches and fever, the ...More
    December 9, 2016 Posted in News
  • Survey Shows Only Half of People Plan to Get Flu Shots This Year
    Americans are split on getting an annual flu shot, with four out of 10 having done so in the past year and around half saying they had already received or were planning to get the vaccine this year, according to new national survey data analyzed by University of Georgia ...More
    December 6, 2016 Posted in News
  • New, More Effective Strategy for Producing Flu Vaccines
    A team of researchers led by Yoshihiro Kawaoka, professor of pathobiological sciences at the University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Veterinary Medicine, has developed technology that could improve the production of vaccines that protect people from influenza B. ...More
    December 6, 2016 Posted in News
  • CDC Flu Update: Activity Increasing Slightly
    According to the CDC's FluView report for the week ending Nov. 19, 2016, flu activity increased slightly, but remains low overall in the continental United States. Influenza A (H3) viruses were most commonly reported during week 46. While the timing of influenza activity ...More
    December 1, 2016 Posted in News, Hand Hygiene