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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.

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Top Infectious Disease News of the Week—February 11, 2018
Stay up-to-date on the latest infectious disease news by checking out our top 5 articles of the week.
The Spanish Flu Pandemic 100 Years Later: Are We Ready for Another One?
The lack of a universal flu vaccine and the ease with which borders are crossed means a fast-spreading virus could be devastating.
Azar: Not Getting Your Flu Shot is Like Riding in a Car Without a Seatbelt
The latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have revealed that adults who are vaccinated are 36% less likely to get the flu. That number jumps to a whopping 59% for young children.
 
Influenza B Making a Surge in the United States
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.
Could Flu Be Causing Hives?
A Nebraska mother’s Facebook post has parents and health experts around the country wondering if an influenza B infection may have caused hives in a child who did not present with any other flu symptoms.
Top Infectious Disease News of the Week—February 4, 2018
In case you missed them, we've compiled the top five infectious disease articles from this past week.
2017-2018 Flu Season Is A Wake-Up Call Says CDC Acting Director
The CDC’s acting director provides a somber flu update and stresses the need to stay vigilant against the virus.
CDC Reports 16 New Pediatric Flu Deaths
Despite a new report indicating that the flu vaccine hasn’t been very effective in North America this year, health officials say it’s still a valuable weapon against this severe flu season.
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