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INFLUENZA NEWS - Page 9

What's Worse for Public Health? Proposed EPA Cuts or a More Virulent SARS?—Public Health Watch
Two recent federal government decisions and actions could put the public at increased risk for an infectious disease outbreak.
Flu Vaccine: The Jar Is Three-Quarters Full, Not Half Empty
William Schaffner, MD, explains the strengths and weaknesses of the flu vaccine.
ACAAI Updates Practice Parameters on Flu Shots for Individuals with Egg Allergy
Individuals with an egg allergy do not need to avoid the annual flu shot.
New Research Highlights Strengths & Weaknesses of the Flu Shot
As new flu deaths are reported throughout the United States, a pair of studies highlights some of the strengths and weaknesses of the flu shot.
 
No Change in Human-to-Human H7N9 Transmission Risk Over Time
Despite the increase in the number of human infections with avian influenza A (H7N9) virus during the fifth epidemic in China, a new study suggests no change in the risk of transmission of the virus among humans over time.
NIH & WHO Experts Warn of Severe Flu Season in the United States
Following a severe flu season in the Southern Hemisphere and mounting research that egg-based flu vaccines don’t offer enough protection, experts are warning that the Northern Hemisphere may be in for a tough flu season.
Researchers One Step Closer to Personalized Flu Vaccines
A new discovery could lead to a more effective live attenuated influenza vaccine offering extra protection to young children and the elderly.
Midwest Health System Fires Staffers for Not Getting Flu Shot: Public Health Watch
A total of 50 employees were fired after refusing to get the vaccine.
 
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