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Seasonal Influenza


  • CDC Flu Update: Activity is Widespread
    According to the CDC's FluView report for the week ending Feb. 11, 2017 (week 6), flu activity continues to increase and is widespread in most of the United States. Also, CDC reported nine additional flu-associated pediatric deaths for the 2016-2017 season. The proportion ...More
    3 days ago Posted in News, Hand Hygiene
  • CDC Flu Update: Influenza A Viruses Continue to Predominate
    According to the CDC's FluView report for the week ending Feb. 4, 2017 (week 5), flu activity continues to increase and is widespread in most of the United States. Also, CDC reported five additional flu-associated pediatric deaths for the 2016-2017 season. The proportion of ...More
    2 weeks ago Posted in News, Hand Hygiene
  • Are Antivirals a Cost-Effective Therapy During Severe Flu Seasons?
    A new study indicates that the antiviral drug oseltamivir can reduce influenza infections and prevent deaths in a cost-saving manner under most pandemic scenarios. Investigators' analyses of phase II clinical data and information from a previous influenza outbreak revealed ...More
    3 weeks ago Posted in News
  • New Method Better Predicts the Onset of Seasonal Flu Epidemics
    During the flu season, it is frequent for hospital emergency rooms and healthcare centers to become overcrowded, placing a high burden both on health services and on patients. A study from Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciencia (IGC; Portugal), led by Joana Goncalves-Sa, presents ...More
    3 weeks ago Posted in News
  • CDC Flu Update: Activity Remains Widespread
    According to the CDC's  FluView report for the week ending Jan. 28, 2017 (week 4), flu activity continues to increase and is widespread in most of the United States. Also, CDC reported seven additional flu-associated pediatric deaths for the 2016-2017 season. The ...More
    3 weeks ago Posted in News, Hand Hygiene
  • Infectious Diseases Expert Urges Caution in Flu Panic
    A Virginia Tech Carilion expert in infectious diseases provides context following a series of media reports noting that this year’s influenza season has reached “epidemic” levels. ...More
    4 weeks ago 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
    4 weeks ago Posted in News, Hand Hygiene
  • 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
    5 weeks ago 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
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