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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.


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.
Egg-Based Flu Vaccines Dealt Another Blow as Researchers Move Closer to Universal Vaccine
Two new studies highlight just why the flu vaccine isn’t working and one new approach that may give way to a universal vaccine.
Flu Season, and the Links Between Mental Health and Infectious Diseases: Public Health Watch
Remembering the links between infectious diseases such as influenza and HIV, among others, and mental health can improve patient outcomes.
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.