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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.


US Flu Rates Still Under Epidemic Threshold, CDC Says
A new influenza vaccine, the global burden of the flu in children, and the CDC’s latest numbers on the flu disease dominates the flu update this month.
Improving Understanding of Viral/Bacterial Coinfection in CAP: Public Health Watch
With community-acquired pneumonia (CAP), the numbers tell the story.
US Flu Cases Reach 32 Million, Pediatric Hospitalization Rates Hit Record High
The influenza hospitalization rate for children and young adults has surpassed the rate documented during the second wave of the 2009 H1N1 pandemic.
US Flu Cases Reach 29 Million: Have We Hit Peak Season?
Influenza-associated hospitalization rates among children and young adults are considered higher than recent flu seasons.
How Effective is the 2019-20 Flu Shot?
Based on data from 4112 children and adults, vaccine effectiveness was estimated to be 37% against influenza A and 50% against influenza B viruses.
FDA Approves MF59 Adjuvanted Flu Vaccine for Adults 65 and Older
The US Food and Drug Administration approved the first adjuvanted quadrivalent influenza vaccine for adults 65 years and older.
Oseltamivir on the Move, but Where Should It Go?
Just as influenza season started ramping up in the Northern Hemisphere, news hit the wire that Sanofi had secured over-the-counter rights for oseltamivir (Tamiflu).
Residents of LTCFs in Midwest, South Face Higher Respiratory Infection Risk
Investigators recently mapped out influenza and pneumonia cases among residents of long-term care facilities. They found distinct regional variations.
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