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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.


Childhood Lower Respiratory Infection Deaths Decline, But Room for Improvement Remains
Overall deaths of young children attributable to lower respiratory infections have dropped by more than half in the past 3 decades. However, the rate of death remains far too high considering that most of these deaths are preventable.
EU Data Suggests Influenza Remains a Significant Threat: Public Health Watch
A new study from ECDC investigators highlights mortality and risk factors associated with seasonal influenza.
FDA Approves Fluzone High-Dose Quadrivalent Influenza Vaccine for Older Adults
Fluzone High-Dose Quadrivalent is given to people 65 years of age and older to help prevent influenza disease caused by influenza A and B strains contained in the vaccine.
Neuraminidase Protein Could be a Target for New Influenza Treatments and Vaccines
While most influenza vaccines target the binding protein hemagglutinin, a new study shows cross-strain results for treatment and prevention focused on the glycoprotein neuraminidase.
Shikha Garg, MD, MPH: Influenza Vaccination Associated With Reduced Odds of Severe Outcomes
A study by Shikha Garg, MD, MPH, and her team with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention boosts the evidence base for the benefit of influenza vaccination.
What Can the United States Learn from Australia's 2019 Flu Season?
H3N2, a particularly virulent strain of influenza, blew through Australia. Is it coming to the United States this fall and winter?
Promising Steps Toward a Universal Influenza Vaccine
Using a unique approach of targeting the stalk of the hemagglutinin, investigators are taking steps toward developing a universal influenza vaccine candidate. 
Angela Campbell, MD, MPH: Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness in Children With Respiratory Illness
Angela Campbell, MD, MPH, details a study on influenza vaccine effectiveness in children with respiratory illness.
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