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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 B Making a Surge in the United States
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.
WHO Sets Disease Priorities for 2018; Tuberculosis Once Again Not Included: Public Health Watch
Infectious disease specialists and public health professionals in search of a to-do list for 2018 need look no further.
Could Flu Be Causing Hives?
A Nebraska mother’s Facebook post has parents and health experts around the country wondering if an influenza B infection may have caused hives in a child who did not present with any other flu symptoms.
Norovirus Outbreak Hits Winter Olympic Games
Following an outbreak of norovirus in Pyeongchang ahead of the Winter Olympics, health officials are taking steps to stem the outbreak and keep attendees healthy.
2017-2018 Flu Season Is A Wake-Up Call Says CDC Acting Director
The CDC’s acting director provides a somber flu update and stresses the need to stay vigilant against the virus.
CDC Reports 16 New Pediatric Flu Deaths
Despite a new report indicating that the flu vaccine hasn’t been very effective in North America this year, health officials say it’s still a valuable weapon against this severe flu season.
What You Need to Know About the CDC's Recent Flu Update for Clinicians
CDC experts provide a flu update for clinicians via a COCA webinar.
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