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Influenza Exposure May Lead to Heightened Risk in Future Pandemics
A new data analysis suggests that individuals born at the time of a flu pandemic are more susceptible to death in future pandemics.
Top Infectious Disease News of the Week—January 14, 2018
Stay up-to-date on the latest infectious disease news by checking out our top 5 articles of the week.
Adenovirus May Be Underestimated Cause of Acute Respiratory Disease
A recent study from the Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute shows that human adenovirus type 4 may be an underestimated cause of acute respiratory disease among adults.
Black Death May Have Spread Via Human Fleas & Lice, Not Rats
New research suggests that the main mode of transmission during Europe’s Second Pandemic of plague may have been human fleas and lice.
US Flu Season Hits Its Peak
The Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) held a recent briefing on flu season as 49 states report widespread flu activity.
Non-ventilator Hospital-acquired Pneumonia: An Emerging Threat
A new study challenges common misconceptions associated with cases of non-ventilator hospital-acquired pneumonia, emphasizing the need for a broader use of preventive measures.
FDA Committee Denies Support for Ciprofloxacin for NCFBE Patients with <i>Pseudomonas aeruginosa</i>
A FDA committee decided against recommending approval for Linhaliq to treat NCFBE patients with chronic lung Pseudomonas aeruginosa infections.
FDA Approves Expanded Indication for Quadrivalent Influenza Vaccine
GlaxoSmithKline has announced that the FDA's Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research has approved expanding the indication for their influenza vaccine to include use in those 6 months of age and older.
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.