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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.


New CDC Study Shows Flu Shot Can Reduce Rate of Flu-Related Pediatric Mortality
In a new study, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) researchers have found that getting the flu shot reduces the risk of influenza-associated pediatric deaths.
Top 5 <i>Contagion</i>® News Articles for the Month of March 2017
News on Heliobacter pylori, Zika, Clostridium difficile, Powassan virus, and influenza make up the top 5 news articles from Contagion® in March 2017.
A Look into the Paradigm Shift in Vaccine Production
During a recent webcast lecture, Hana Golding, PhD from the US Food and Drug Administration described new ways to evaluate safety and effectiveness of vaccine adjuvants.
Curbing the Spread of Respiratory Viral HAIs by Healthcare Workers
On March 30, 2017, at the SHEA Spring 2017 Conference, Matt Linam, MD, MS, discussed strategies to prevent healthcare workers from spreading healthcare-associated infections (HAIs).
Eczema Could Compromise Flu Shots
Researchers suggest that patients with eczema should request that their flu shots be administered intramuscularly and not intradermally. 
Influenza B Cases Continue to Rise in the United States
Although cases of influenza A are on the decline, a late season surge in influenza B cases are helping to extend flu season across parts of the United States.
Top 5 <i>Contagion</i>® News Articles for the Week of March 19, 2017
In case you missed them, our top 5 articles for the week of March 19, 2017 are highlighted here.
Older Women, African Americans Less Likely to Get Flu Vaccines
The results of a new study have revealed that older women and African Americans are less likely to get vaccinated against influenza.
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