• Flu Infection Can Wreak Havoc in the Gut
    Flu infection has long-ranging effects beyond the lung that can wreak havoc in the gut and cause a dreaded symptom, diarrhea, according to a study published in the Journal of Experimental Medicine. Gastrointestinal symptoms are often seen with flu infection, but because the ...More
    November 3, 2014 Posted in News
  • Researchers Find Bat Influenza Viruses Unlikely to Threaten Human Health
    A research project conducted in part by a team of researchers in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University suggests that influenza viruses carried by bats pose a low risk to humans. "Bats are natural reservoirs of some of the most deadly zoonotic ...More
    October 30, 2014 Posted in News
  • Rutgers Expert Says Flu Virus More Threatening to Public Health Than Ebola
    With Americans on edge about the potential spread of Ebola, it is easy to overlook another virus to which we have long been accustomed – influenza. According to estimates by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the flu takes anywhere from 3,000 to ...More
    October 28, 2014 Posted in News
  • Lessons From the Spanish Flu, Nearly 100 Years Later
    A new Michigan State University study of “the mother of all pandemics” could offer insight into infection control measures for the flu and other epidemic diseases. Siddharth Chandra, director of MSU’s Asian Studies Center and professor in MSU’s James ...More
    October 22, 2014 Posted in News
  • 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