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Influenza


  • Using 'Big Data' to Combat Influenza
    An international team of academic and pharmaceutical scientists have tapped into publically available large-scale ‘Omics’ databases to identify new targets to treat influenza — the virus that causes annual epidemics and occasional pandemics. The study, ...More
    December 9, 2015 Posted in News
  • Less Than Half of U.S. Hospitals Require Flu Shots for Staff
    Within weeks, flu will start spreading across North America, sickening millions of people. It will hit people with health problems and weak immune systems hardest, and may kill tens of thousands of them. Multiple national recommendations urge all healthcare workers to get ...More
    December 9, 2015 Posted in News
  • Acetaminophen Provides No Benefits Against Influenza
    Some doctors may recommend that patients with the flu take acetaminophen, or paracetemol, to relieve their symptoms; however, a new randomized clinical trial found no benefits to the over-the-counter medication in terms of fighting the influenza virus or reducing patients' ...More
    December 7, 2015 Posted in News
  • New Approach to Predict Evolution of Influenza Viruses Can Enhance Vaccine Efficacy
    New results from a study performed at the University of Helsinki suggest that genomic information from circulating influenza viruses can help in producing more efficient seasonal vaccines. The researchers were able to develop a simple approach for reliable real-time ...More
    December 7, 2015 Posted in News
  • New Vaccine Strategy Better Protects High-Risk Cancer Patients From Flu
    Yale Cancer Center researchers have developed a vaccine strategy that reduces the risk of flu infections in cancer patients at highest risk for influenza. The findings were presented Dec. 6 at the 57th annual meeting of the American Society of Hematology in Orlando, Fla. ...More
    December 7, 2015 Posted in News
  • CDC Flu Update: Seasonal Flu Activity Increases
    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 29, 2015 Posted in News, Hand Hygiene
  • 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