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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.


Flu Champions: NFL Players Battle Flu Before Super Bowl
Researchers find that having a local team in the Super Bowl sets a city up for a substantial increase in flu-related illness and deaths during influenza season.
Flu Reaches Epidemic Proportions in the United States
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials are reporting epidemic flu levels across the United States, along with three new pediatric deaths from the virus.
As Avian Influenza Spreads, WHO Calls for Stronger Surveillance
Since avian influenza is continuing to spread in birds across Europe, WHO calls for stronger surveillance efforts in order to better prevent potential infection in humans.
Flu Season Rages on as Researchers Learn More on How Climate Affects the Virus
With flu season underway, a pair of recent studies highlight the impact of winter weather on influenza activity and raise questions about the right time to receive a flu shot.
Widespread Influenza Activity Now Reported in 21 States
An additional nine states are reporting widespread influenza activity, in what is already a busy flu season that has been marked by severe illness caused by the influenza A (H3N2) strain.
New Surgical Mask Designed to Kill Viruses
University of Alberta researchers have designed a new surgical mask that uses a sodium chloride salt coating to trap and kill pathogen droplets, which could help prevent the spread of viruses.
H3N2 Influenza Leads to More Severe Flu Cases Around the United States
The 2016-2017 influenza season continues to see a growing number of severe flu cases due to the increased prevalence of influenza A (H3N2) virus.
Researchers Hunt for Antiviral That Will Protect Against Multiple Influenza Strains
Researchers at Southern Research Institute are focusing their efforts on finding a broad-spectrum antiviral drug that will be effective against a number of influenza strains.
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