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  • 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
    Yesterday 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
    Yesterday 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
    6 days ago Posted in News, Hand Hygiene
  • Flu Forecasts on Neighborhood Level are Successful
    Scientists at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health developed a computer model to predict the onset, duration, and magnitude of influenza outbreaks for New York City boroughs and neighborhoods. They found the model effective in a test using data from ...More
    1 week ago Posted in News
  • No Association Between Mother's Flu in Pregnancy and Increased Child Autism Risk
    A study of more than 196,000 children found no association between a mother having an influenza infection anytime during pregnancy and an increased risk of autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) in children, according to a new study published online by JAMA Pediatrics. The study ...More
    2 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Pregnant Women at Risk of Getting the Flu are Not Getting Vaccinated
    Healthcare professionals are hesitant to administer the flu vaccine to pregnant women, despite the potential life-saving benefits, according to a UBC study. The study also shows that pregnant women who were eager to get vaccinated had difficulties because health ...More
    3 weeks ago Posted in News
  • CDC Flu Update: Low Activity is Holding Steady
    According to the CDC's FluView report for the week ending Nov. 12, 2016, flu activity is low overall in the continental United States. Influenza A (H3) viruses were most commonly reported during week 45. While the timing of influenza activity varies and is unpredictable, ...More
    3 weeks ago Posted in News, Hand Hygiene
  • ECDC Says A(H5N8) Flu Risk to Humans is Very Low
    Eight European countries have reported highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) A(H5N8) viruses in wild birds, zoo birds and poultry holdings. This is the second time this virus has been introduced into Europe via the autumn migration of wild birds although A(H5N8) has been ...More
    3 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Flu Vaccine's Effectiveness Can Be Improved, New Findings Suggest
    A team of engineers and scientists at the University of Texas at Austin is reporting new findings on how the influenza vaccine produces antibodies that protect against disease, research that suggests that the conventional flu vaccine can be improved. The findings were ...More
    4 weeks ago Posted in News
  • CDC Flu Update: Activity is Low But Expected to Increase in Coming Weeks
    According to the CDC's FluView report for the week ending Nov. 5, 2016, flu activity is low overall in the continental United States. Influenza A (H3) viruses were most commonly reported during week 44. While the timing of influenza activity varies and is unpredictable, flu ...More
    4 weeks ago Posted in News, Hand Hygiene
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