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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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Fighting Flu: Managing and Preventing Influenza with Antivirals
Taking into account the severity of this flu season, it is important that health care providers understand and choose the best treatment option for each patient.
New Study Finds No Link Between Tamiflu and Teen Suicide
As flu activity continues to decline in the United States, some states are still reporting a record number of flu illnesses, as a new study debunks concerns that the use of Tamiflu may lead to increased suicide risk in teens.
FDA Warns Of Fraudulent Flu Medications As Season Winds Down
Flu activity is down for the second week in a row in the United States, but as the flu season still has several weeks to go, the FDA has issued a warning about counterfeit flu medications.
2018-2019 Flu Vaccine Strains Recommended by FDA
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has weighed in on the strains to be included in the 2018-2019 influenza vaccine.
 
Oral Influenza Vaccine Produces Favorable Results in Phase 2 Trial
The results of the trial revealed that the tablet reduced the rate of infection with influenza by 48%.
NIAID Announces Plan to Make Universal Flu Vaccine A Reality
The institute has made the development of the vaccine “one of its highest priorities.”
Senate Bill Calls for $1 Billion To Go Towards Universal Flu Vaccine Research
A new bill introduced by a group of senators aims to boost universal flu vaccine research by $1 billion over the next 5 years, as health officials continue to investigate the cause of the flu shot’s low efficacy.
CDC Reports That Flu Vaccine Has Been 36% Effective This Season
While a new report has found that the flu vaccine has been just 36% effective this year, a recent study suggests that history of exposure to flu may, in part, be to blame.
 
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