Influenza

Fighting Flu with Antiviral Drugs

February 12, 2019

What can you do to protect yourself and your loved ones? If you have not received a flu vaccine, it is not too late. Flu vaccines reduce the risk of flu illness and potentially serious flu complications that can result in hospitalization and death.

NYU Researchers Fight Flu With Math

February 8, 2019

With an estimated 7 million Americans affected by the flu so far this year, leading researchers at New York University (NYU) have found a novel approach to help prevent the spread of seasonal bugs: use math.
 

CDC Flu Update: Widespread Activity is Increasing

February 5, 2019

According to this week’s FluView report, seasonal influenza activity rose again over last week, with the number of states reporting widespread activity increasing from 36 to 45. Deaths attributed to pneumonia and influenza (P&I) is at the national threshold this week.

Flu-like Illnesses Linked to Increased Risk of Stroke

January 31, 2019

Flu-like illnesses are linked to an increased risk of stroke and neck artery dissections, according to two preliminary research studies to be presented in Honolulu at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference 2019, a world premier meeting for researchers and clinicians ded

CDC Flu Update: Three Flu-Associated Pediatric Deaths Reported

January 29, 2019

According to this week’s FluView report, seasonal influenza activity increased nationally and most states are reporting widespread flu activity. CDC also reported another three flu-associated pediatric deaths. H1N1 viruses have been the most commonly identified flu viruses nationally.

Researchers Design New Anti-Influenza Drugs

January 26, 2019

Researchers at Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) and Imperial College London have designed drugs which could help combat any potential new flu pandemic, by targeting the receptors of the cells by which the virus gains entry to the human body.

Flu Vaccination Keeps COPD Patients Out of the Hospital

January 24, 2019

A new study published in the January issue of CHEST® establishes that patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) face heightened risks of death, critical illness, and hospitalization if they develop the flu and demonstrates the beneficial effects of influenza vaccination.

CDC Flu Update: Activity Remains Elevated in Most of the U.S.

January 23, 2019

According to this week’s FluView report, seasonal influenza activity remains elevated in the United States and flu is widespread in most of the country. CDC also reported another three flu-associated pediatric deaths. H1N1 viruses have been the most commonly identified flu viruses nationally.

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