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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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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.
Reports of Expired Flu Vaccine Administration Comes as 2018-19 Doses Set to Expire
As injectable influenza vaccine doses from the 2018-19 season are set to expire on June 30, 2019, CDC investigators detail 192 cases of expired vaccine administration over the last year.
A Summary of the 2018-19 US Flu Season
The 2018-19 US flu season lasted 21 weeks, marking the longest season in a decade.
FDA Approves Generic Oseltamivir Phosphate Capsules
According to a press release issued by the manufacturer, the products are the therapeutic equivalent to Genentech’s Tamiflu capsules.
A Decade After the 2009 H1N1 Pandemic: Where Are We Now?
Health officials point to substantial progress in flu surveillance, treatment, and prevention; however, the global population remains vulnerable to new emerging viruses.
Sourcing the 1918 Spanish Influenza Pandemic With a Walk Down Viral Memory Lane
What happens when you get a virologist and a military historian together? New insight into an old pandemic.
Lower Humidity Linked to More Severe Flu Illness
A research team led by Yale University scientists report that breathing dry air lowers defenses against influenza virus infection.
Increasing Staffing at Long-Term Care Facilities May Reduce Hospitalizations for Pneumonia, Influenza
Long-term care facilities could reduce hospitalizations for pneumonia and influenza by hiring more registered nurses and licensed independent practitioners, increasing staffing hours, and employing higher quality care practices.
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