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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.

INFLUENZA NEWS - Page 1

First Pediatric Flu Death of 2019-20 Season Reported in California
A total of 130 influenza-associated pediatric deaths were reported during the 2018-19 flu season.
Baloxavir Marboxil Shows Promise in 2 Phase 3 Studies
The MINISTONE-2 study enrolled pediatric patients and the BLOCKSTONE study looked at preventive treatment for individuals living with someone with an influenza infection.
MF59 Adjuvanted Influenza Vaccines Demonstrate Potential Seasonal, Pandemic Use
Investigators with Seqirus presented findings from a handful of studies on a MF59 adjuvanted influenza vaccine at the Options for the Control of Influenza (OPTIONS X) Conference in Singapore.
CDC's ACIP Issues Influenza Vaccine Recommendations for 2019-2020 Season
The crux of new information centers around the vaccine virus composition for the 2019-2020 season, and recent labeling changes for previously licensed vaccines. 
Border Patrol Stance on Flu Vaccines Mobilizes ID Community
Three children in US Customs and Border Protection custody have died since December 2018, partially due to influenza. Now, the infectious disease community is rallying for vaccination for migrants in detention facilities.
Study to Evaluate Experimental Adjuvants for Seasonal Influenza Vaccine
The NIH-funded study will evaluate experimental adjuvants AF03 and Advax-CpG55.2 over an 18-month study period.
Baloxavir Shows Broad Antiviral Activity Against Influenza A, B, C, and D
In the wake of prior findings that influenza A viruses exhibited reduced susceptibility to single-dose baloxavir, a new study indicates that the antiviral medication inhibits all 4 types of flu, including viruses with pandemic potential.
TV Series Explores the Threat of a Next Global Influenza Pandemic
A recent 3-part series details the inevitability of another global influenza pandemic and how better surveillance and new vaccines may protect us in time for the next pandemic.
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