Influenza

CDC Flu Update: Overall Activity Decreasing

April 1, 2019

According to this week’s FluView report, overall influenza activity decreased since last week, but remains relatively high for this time of year. Thirty-four states and Puerto Rico continue to report widespread flu activity and 20 states are still experiencing high ILI activity.

A Bad Bout of Flu Triggers Tuft Cells to Grow in the Lungs

March 29, 2019

Most people who weather an infection with influenza fully recover after a week or two, but for some, a severe case of the flu can actually reshape the architecture of their lungs and forever compromise their respiratory function.

CDC Flu Update: Outpatient Flu-Like Illness Peaked in February

March 25, 2019

According to this week’s FluView report, while levels of outpatient flu-like illness peaked in February, overall influenza activity remains elevated, at similar levels to last week, with A(H3) viruses causing an increasing amount of the activity.

When is the Best Time to Get a Flu Shot? Analysis Compares Scenarios

March 14, 2019

When flu season peaks after mid-winter, tens of thousands of influenza cases and hundreds of deaths can likely be avoided if older adults wait until October to get their flu immunization, a University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine analysis reveals in the April issue of the American Journal of

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