In what the authors believe is the first documented comparison of several real-time infectious disease forecasting models by different teams across many seasons, five research groups report this week that a majority of models consistently showed higher accuracy than historical baseline models.
According to this week’s FluView report, seasonal influenza activity remains elevated in the United States. The number of states reporting widespread geographic flu activity went from 24 states during the last reporting week to 30 states.
Influenza is highly contagious and easily spreads as people move about and travel, making tracking and forecasting flu activity a challenge. While the CDC continuously monitors patient visits for flu-like illness in the U.S., this information can lag up to two weeks behind real time.
According to new data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), so far during the 2018-2019 season between about 6 million and 7 million people have been sick with flu, up to half of those people have sought medical care for their illness, and between 69,000 and 84,000 peo
Severe influenza virus infection is characterized by a strong inflammatory response and profuse viral replication in lungs. These viruses, such as the notorious avian flu, have a high rate of death and to date there are no effective treatments.
Specific respiratory microbiome communities may be linked to influenza susceptibility, according to a study published Jan. 9, 2019 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Betsy Foxman from the University of Michigan, and colleagues.
Pregnant women with influenza are more likely to experience complications, but how this affects infants is unclear. A new Birth Defects Research study uncovers the potential risks to infants.
Hospitalized patients who received the flu vaccine had no increased risk of outpatient visits or hospital readmission within seven days of discharge, according to a Kaiser Permanente study published today in Mayo Clinic Proceedings.
According to this week’s FluView report, seasonal influenza activity continues to increase.
According to this week’s FluView report, seasonal influenza activity is elevated nationally and continues to increase. The number of states experiencing high influenza activity went from two during the last reporting week to nine plus New York City.