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.

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.

Acute Flaccid Myelitis in U.S. Children

October 19, 2018

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) continues to receive reports of children with acute flaccid myelitis (AFM), a rare but serious condition. This condition is not new, but the increase in cases the CDC saw starting in 2014 is new.

Report Highlights ID Physician Public Health Contributions and Challenges

October 18, 2018

Delineating the broad range of public health contributions provided by physicians specializing in infectious diseases, an article published today in Clinical Infectious Diseases sets forth concrete recommendations to ensure continued training and practice in the field meet increasing demand.