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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 NEWS - Page 8

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.
4 in 10 Health Care Providers Choose to Go to Work While Sick
A new study gleans troubling findings—four in 10 health care providers choose to go to work despite experiencing symptoms of infectious disease.
Keeping Up With Adult Vaccinations
A short summary of key data and recommendations for 2017-2018.
Egg-Based Flu Vaccines Offer Lower Levels of Protection Against Certain Virus Subtypes
Researchers from The Scripps Research Institute have discovered why egg-based influenza vaccines offer a lower level of protection against H3N2 viruses.
 
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