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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 Reports 13 Million Flu Cases Thus Far in 2019-20 Season
CDC estimates indicate that there have been 13 million influenza illnesses, 120,000 hospitalizations, and 6600 flu-related deaths so far this season.
Can Fitbit Data Provide Real-Time Flu Surveillance?
Traditional influenza surveillance typically has a 1- to 3-week reporting lag and is usually preliminary and revised as more information becomes available. Therefore, more accurate surveillance tools are needed.
Top Infectious Disease News of the Week—January 12, 2020
Stay up-to-date on the latest infectious disease news by checking out our top 5 articles of the week.
Early 2020 Flu Season Statistics and Other Influenza News
Fewer Massachusetts health care workers receive influenza vaccines than is required by the state; how to spot the difference between the flu and other illnesses with similar symptoms; and more of the latest flu news as we enter 2020.
Understanding Influenza Hospitalization Among Pregnant Women
An international study offers new insight on cases of influenza hospitalization among pregnant women.
Influenza B/Victoria Strain Predominating 2019-20 US Flu Season Thus Far
Between September 29-December 28, 2019, influenza B viruses accounted for 59.2% of influenza-positive results reported nationwide. Of these isolates, 97.9% belonged to the B/Victoria lineage.
'Enhanced' Flu Vaccines Provide Better Protection for Elderly
In a head-to-head comparison, investigators found that 3 enhanced flu vaccines provided better protection for elderly patients compared to standard-dose vaccines.
Health Care Workers Often Work Despite Illness
Even as hospitals try to stop health care-associated illnesses, they can often have difficulty identifying which employees are too sick to work. New research suggests a high number of health care employees work while experiencing symptoms of illness.
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