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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.


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.
Three Mutations Could Help Bird Flu Spread Among Humans
Scientists have identified 3 mutations that could allow the avian influenza strain H7N9 to spread among humans.
New Flu Vaccine Patch Proving as Effective as Standard Injection
Researchers have developed an adhesive patch delivery method for the influenza vaccine and new study shows it is as effective as the flu shot.
The Health of the Nation: Special Public Health Watch Report
The latest report from the Department of Health and Human Services reveals both good news and bad news on the health of our nation.
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