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The Contagion® Influenza specialty page provides influenza-specific clinical news and articles, coverage from conferences and meetings, links to condition-specific resources, and videos and other content.


Dozens of Viruses Can Be Detected in Human Semen
In a new study reviewing existing literature, researchers have found that more than 2 dozen viruses have been detected in human semen.
Where Will the Next Pandemic Threat Come From? Public Health Watch Report
In a recent updated report, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Global Disease Detection Operations Center identifies the most recent public health threats, including those that could lead to a pandemic.
ACIP Releases Immunization Recommendations for 2017-2018 Flu Season
The CDC shares ACIP’s recommendations regarding the prevention and control of seasonal influenza with vaccines for the 2017-2018 season.
Influenza Triggers Immune Responses Resulting in Relapse in Patients with Multiple Sclerosis
A recent study investigates what causes relapse in those with multiple sclerosis and sought to glean insight into the brain activity of patients with MS during respiratory infections.
Despite Weakened Antibody Response, Annual Flu Shot Protects Pregnant Women & Infants
In a new study published in the journal Vaccine, researchers examine the antibody response to the flu vaccine in pregnant women and their babies.
Influenza A Model Receives a Face-Lift
The results of a new study have revealed that that classic “beads on a string” model of the influenza A virus may not be entirely accurate.
Report Finds Many Adults 65 & Over Are Unvaccinated Against Several Infectious Diseases
A new report from the National Center for Health Statistics has found that too many adults aged 65 and older are missing out on important vaccinations.
Pandemic Bonds: Future Funding for Outbreak Response? Public Health Watch Report
The World Bank recently announced plans to issue “pandemic bonds and derivatives” to help fund its Pandemic Emergency Finance Facility, which will “channel surge funding” to at-risk countries in the developing world.
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