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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

Study Finds Influenza A Deadlier and More Severe Than Influenza B
Prior studies have indicated that patients with influenza A infections fare worse than those with influenza B, and now a new study backs it up.
Less B Cell Adaptation Could Cut Influenza Vaccine Efficacy in Older Adults
Influenza vaccines may be less effective in older adults due to a lack of antibody diversity, a new study suggests. 
US Influenza Activity Reached New Seasonal High in Mid-February
Although influenza A H1N1 continues to dominate the current flu season in the US, H3N2 viruses are on the rise in some parts of the country.
Fighting Flu With Math: Predicting Peak Season, Spread, and Vaccination Patterns
A computer simulation model developed by NYU investigators uses math to forecast influenza activity.
Influenza Vaccination Prevented 8000 Deaths in 2017-2018 Flu Season, Study Reports
As flu activity remains elevated in all regions of the United States for the fifth week in a row, a new study quantifies the impact of flu vaccination last season.
Concerns for Flu-Drug Resistance Grow
Japanese researchers find a concerning resistance to a new antiviral flu medication.
Influenza Vaccine Is Safe For Hospitalized Patients, Study Reports
Giving an influenza vaccine to hospitalized patients prior to discharge might also be the only opportunity to vaccinate those patients.
FDA Approves Fluzone Quadrivalent Vaccine For Children 6-35 Months
The FDA has approved the use of the 0.5 mL dose of Fluzone Quadrivalent influenza vaccine to include children age 6 through 35 months.
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