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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.

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CDC Estimates 7 Million Influenza Infections So Far in 2018-2019 Season
CDC has released mid-season estimates indicating approximately 84,000 Americans have been hospitalized for the influenza so far this season.
Site-Specific Labeling Provides New Insight on Influenza Virus Variation
A new method assessing the influenza A strain provides investigators with a more detailed look at influenza viruses.
Lower Respiratory Infections Linked with Influenza Lead to Substantial Global Health Loss
In 2017, lower respiratory tract infections linked with influenza were responsible for an estimated 145,000 deaths worldwide.
New Clinical Practice Guidelines for Seasonal Influenza
Updated guidelines will hopefully spur more clinicians to test for and treat influenza in people with symptoms whether they’re high risk or not.
Flu Vaccination Rates in US Children Up 6.8% Over This Time Last Season
With early season flu vaccination rates up from 2017-2018 early season rates, new pediatric influenza deaths around the country are prompting health officials to call for even higher vaccination rates.
More Than 40% of US Adults Plan to Skip Influenza Vaccine This Season, Survey Finds
Concerns over the influenza vaccine’s effectiveness and its side effects are causing many Americans to forego an influenza vaccine this season, despite the severity of the 2017-2018 Season.
Flu Vaccine Critical Habit for People with HIV
People living with HIV should get a flu shot each year, according to experts.
Top Infectious Disease News of the Week—November 18, 2018
Stay up-to-date on the latest infectious disease news by checking out our top 5 articles of the week.