Influenza

CDC Flu Update: Activity is Elevated Nationally

December 26, 2018

According to this week’s FluView report, seasonal influenza activity increased and is elevated nationally in the United States. Based on flu surveillance data, CDC signaled the start of the 2018-2019 flu season.

Flu is Serious for Pregnant Women and Others at High Risk

December 20, 2018

Pregnant women and the extremely obese are among those at high risk for complications from the flu - including death - and should be tested and begin antiviral treatment promptly if they are sick enough to be hospitalized with flu symptoms, according to updated guidelines released by the Infectio

CDC Flu Update: Activity Slowly Increasing

December 11, 2018

According to this week’s FluView report, seasonal influenza activity continues to increase slowly in the United States. The proportion of people seeing their healthcare provider for influenza-like-illness (ILI) has been at the national baseline for two consecutive weeks.

More People Getting the Flu Vaccine This Year, Study Finds

December 8, 2018

More Americans have or intend to get a flu vaccine this fall, according to a new survey by the University of Georgia’s Grady College of Journalism & Mass Communication Center for Health and Risk Communication.  

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