Seasonal Influenza


  • ACIP Reaffirms Recommendation for Annual Influenza Vaccination
    Today the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) voted on its annual influenza vaccine recommendations for 2015-2016. ACIP voted to continue to recommend that all persons 6 months and older be vaccinated annually against influenza. However ACIP did not renew ...More
    4 days ago Posted in News
  • Flu Activity Continues to Decrease, CDC Reports
    According to this week’s FluView report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), influenza activity is still elevated but continues to decrease in the United States. The number of states with widespread or high flu activity is decreasing, however, ...More
    2 weeks ago Posted in News, Hand Hygiene
  • Seasonal Flu Vaccine Induces Antibodies That Protect Against H7N9 Avian Flu
    Antibodies that protect against H7N9 avian flu, which emerged in China in 2013 and sparked fears of a global pandemic, have been isolated in individuals who received seasonal flu vaccinations. These antibodies account for a small percentage of the total immune response, but ...More
    2 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Flu Activity in the U.S. is Leveling Off, CDC Says
    According to this week’s FluView report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), influenza activity is still elevated but is decreasing and some key indicators that measure severity are leveling off or decreasing also. Flu activity is likely to ...More
    2 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Flu Activity in the U.S. Continues to Fluctuate
    According to this week’s FluView report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), influenza activity decreased slightly, but remains widespread with key indicators that measure severity still high. Parts of the country that saw earlier increases in ...More
    3 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Mississippi State Researcher Among Those Working on New Flu Vaccine
    In the midst of one the worst overall influenza seasons, a Mississippi State researcher is part of an international effort to develop next season’s vaccines. Dr. Henry Wan, an associate professor at the university’s College of Veterinary Medicine, has been ...More
    4 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Flu Activity Continues to be High, Hospitalization Rate for People 65 Years and Older is Spiking
    According to this week’s FluView report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), flu activity is widespread in most of the United States and severity indicators are high. The hospitalization rate for people 65 years and older is the highest recorded ...More
    4 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Prompt Use of Antivirals is Key This Flu Season
    A report published in the Jan. 16, 2015 edition of the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) estimates that this season’s flu vaccine reduced a person’s risk of going to the doctor because of flu by 23 percent for all ages. The MMWR report states the ...More
    January 27, 2015 Posted in News
  • H3N2 Viruses Remain the Most Common Cause of Flu in the U.S.
    According to this week’s FluView report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), flu activity is widespread in most of the country and key indicators used to measure severity are climbing sharply. H3N2 viruses remain the most common. Flu activity has ...More
    January 26, 2015 Posted in News
  • Flu Activity Showing Signs of Decreasing in Some Parts of the U.S.
    According to this week’s FluView report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), influenza activity in the U.S. remains high but there are early signs that activity has begun to decrease in parts of the country. While influenza-like-illness (ILI) and ...More
    January 19, 2015 Posted in News
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