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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.


Oral, Single-Dose Antiviral Significantly Reduces Symptoms In High-Risk Influenza Patients
Genentech has announced that baloxavir marboxil met primary objective in the phase 3 CAPSTONE-2 study for individuals with a high risk of complications from influenza. 
Urgent Care Prescribing Patterns Demonstrate a Need for Antibiotic Stewardship
New data indicate that urgent care centers prescribed antibiotics for 45.7% patients with respiratory infections associated with inappropriate antibiotic prescribing.
H7 Influenza Viruses Linked With Eye Infections
CDC researchers say that some influenza respiratory infections may be originating in the eye, and thus, more research is needed pertaining to ocular transmission.
Four in 10 Antibiotic Prescriptions for Acute Respiratory Infections Are Unnecessary
Doctors are prescribing antibiotics too often for viral acute respiratory infections.
Flu Season 2017-2018: A Look at What Happened and What's to Come
Experts continue to recommend that people get the seasonal flu vaccine as the scientific community works toward a universal vaccine offering lifelong protection against multiple strains. 
FDA Accepts NDA & Grants Priority Review to Baloxavir Marboxil to Treat Influenza
The FDA has accepted an NDA and granted Priority Review for Genentech’s baloxavir marboxil for the treatment of acute, uncomplicated influenza in individuals aged 12 and older.
False Negative Rapid Test Results Delay Therapy in Patients with Severe Flu Infections
Researchers from the Chang-Gung Memorial Hospital find that half of influenza cases in patients admitted to the ICU received a false-negative rapid influenza antigen test.
CDC Principal Director Stays Humble in a Microbial World
Anne Schuchat, MD, provides some history and insights on CDC’s role in safeguarding public health when the microbial world collides with the human world.
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