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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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New Research Highlights Strengths & Weaknesses of the Flu Shot
As new flu deaths are reported throughout the United States, a pair of studies highlights some of the strengths and weaknesses of the flu shot.
 
No Change in Human-to-Human H7N9 Transmission Risk Over Time
Despite the increase in the number of human infections with avian influenza A (H7N9) virus during the fifth epidemic in China, a new study suggests no change in the risk of transmission of the virus among humans over time.
NIH & WHO Experts Warn of Severe Flu Season in the United States
Following a severe flu season in the Southern Hemisphere and mounting research that egg-based flu vaccines don’t offer enough protection, experts are warning that the Northern Hemisphere may be in for a tough flu season.
Researchers One Step Closer to Personalized Flu Vaccines
A new discovery could lead to a more effective live attenuated influenza vaccine offering extra protection to young children and the elderly.
Midwest Health System Fires Staffers for Not Getting Flu Shot: Public Health Watch
A total of 50 employees were fired after refusing to get the vaccine.
 
Flu Shot in Children Can Reduce Risk of Infection-Related Hospitalization
With news of a Las Vegas-area child’s flu-related death, a new study finds that kids who receive the flu shot have a much lower risk of being hospitalized for the illness.
Columbia University Researchers Develop State-Level Influenza Nowcasting Model
Researchers from Columbia University have developed their own “nowcasting” model, which leverages online search trends to gain a picture of current, local influenza outbreaks.
Are We Ready for the Next Flu Pandemic?
At a recent event called "The Next Pandemic," researchers agreed that the world is not ready for the next big flu pandemic and discussed what it will take to strengthen preparedness.
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