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Senate Bill Calls for $1 Billion To Go Towards Universal Flu Vaccine Research
A new bill introduced by a group of senators aims to boost universal flu vaccine research by $1 billion over the next 5 years, as health officials continue to investigate the cause of the flu shot’s low efficacy.
Top 5 Infectious Disease News of the Week—February 18, 2018
Stay up-to-date on the latest infectious disease news by checking out our top 5 articles of the week.
Health Care Worker Unknowingly Infected with TB Potentially Exposes Over 600 Individuals
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services announced they are conducting an investigation of tuberculosis exposure at 3 health care facilities.
FDA Warns of Potential Long-Term Risks Of Clarithromycin in Patients with Heart Disease
FDA recommends that health care providers practice caution before prescribing clarithromycin to patients with heart disease due to potentially fatal long-term risks.
CDC Reports That Flu Vaccine Has Been 36% Effective This Season
While a new report has found that the flu vaccine has been just 36% effective this year, a recent study suggests that history of exposure to flu may, in part, be to blame.
Top Infectious Disease News of the Week—February 11, 2018
Stay up-to-date on the latest infectious disease news by checking out our top 5 articles of the week.
The Spanish Flu Pandemic 100 Years Later: Are We Ready for Another One?
The lack of a universal flu vaccine and the ease with which borders are crossed means a fast-spreading virus could be devastating.
Azar: Not Getting Your Flu Shot is Like Riding in a Car Without a Seatbelt
The latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have revealed that adults who are vaccinated are 36% less likely to get the flu. That number jumps to a whopping 59% for young children.
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.