Influenza

Team Seeks to Identify Immune Response to Influenza

November 2, 2018

Vanderbilt researchers, as part of the International Human Vaccines Project, are searching for the key to lasting protection against influenza by examining naturally protecting cells found in bone marrow.

CDC Flu Update: Influenza A H1N1 Viruses Most Commonly Identified

October 29, 2018

According to this week’s FluView report, overall flu activity remains low nationally. While four states (Massachusetts, New Hampshire, North Dakota, and Oregon) are now reporting local flu activity; 42 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S.

FDA Approves New Drug to Treat Influenza

October 25, 2018

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announces it has approved Xofluza (baloxavir marboxil) for the treatment of acute uncomplicated influenza (flu) in patients 12 years of age and older who have been symptomatic for no more than 48 hours.

Fighting Mutant Influenza

October 24, 2018

Another flu season is here, which means another chance for viruses to mutate. Already, most influenza A viruses contain a mutation that confers resistance against one class of antiviral medications, and the bugs are steadily gaining resistance against another class.

CDC Flu Update: Activity Continues to be Sporadic

October 22, 2018

According to this week’s FluView report, seasonal influenza activity is low overall across the United States.  Forty states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Virgin Islands reported sporadic influenza activity and only Guam and two states reported local activity.

CDC Flu Update: Activity is Low Overall

October 17, 2018

According to the first FluView report for the 2018-2019 flu season, seasonal influenza activity is low overall across the United States.  Two states reported local influenza activity and 35 states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Virgin Islands reported sporadic influenza activity.

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