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ACAAI Updates Practice Parameters on Flu Shots for Individuals with Egg Allergy
Individuals with an egg allergy do not need to avoid the annual flu shot.
CDC Estimate of Seasonal Flu-Related Deaths Increases Worldwide
New CDC study yields higher estimate of seasonal flu-related deaths worldwide.
GMU Investigators Create Highly Sensitive Diagnostic Tool for TB in HIV-Negative Patients
Investigators from George Mason University have developed another diagnostic method for tuberculosis (TB), a highly sensitive and specific urine test.
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.
The Global Fund Finally Commits Future to Sands: Public Health Watch
Questions regarding a finance executive’s expertise in infectious diseases aside, the move seems straightforward enough—at least on the surface.
<em>Streptococcus pneumoniae</em> Adapting to Vaccines, Antibiotics
Researchers from Harvard Medical School conducted one of the largest studies to date to examine the impact of pneumococcal vaccines and antibiotic usage on trends in colonization in young, healthy children. 
The new test can differentiate between Lyme disease and 7 other tick-borne diseases.