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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.


Updated Immunization Schedules for Children and Adults
Here are the changes that have been made to the 2017 immunization schedules, as reported in the CDC’s most recent MMWR.
US Sees 7 New Pediatric Flu-Related Deaths as Season Rages On
High flu activity and new pediatric flu-related deaths around the country lead some area schools to announce temporary closures in hopes of preventing further spread of the virus.
Trump's Statements on Influenza Vaccines Raise Concerns in Healthcare Community
Although President Donald Trump’s previous skepticism on the flu vaccine was certainly not helpful in terms of encouraging individuals to be vaccinated, research indicates that celebrity commentary on a topic makes it more likely that the audience will recall the message and be motivated to react to it.
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.
Influenza A (H3N2) has caused most of the illnesses in this severe flu season, but influenza B is becoming increasingly responsible for more infections as the flu season continues to hit the United States.