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The Contagion® Respiratory Infections specialty page provides respiratory infection-specific clinical news and articles, coverage from conferences and meetings, links to condition-specific resources, and videos and other content.

RESPIRATORY INFECTIONS NEWS - Page 1

E-cigarette Users, Especially Women, May Be More Susceptible to Flu
Early research found that e-cigarette use affects the immune system response to the flu virus and the effects are different for female and male users.
Investigators Discover Unknown Achilles Heel of Influenza Virus
In an unexpected discovery, a NIAID-funded study team has found that a human antibody can target a part of the hemagglutinin protein that the influenza virus uses to enter and infect cells.
Ibrexafungerp Shows Favorable Response to <i>Candida</i> Infections in FURI Initial Assessment
Oral ibrexafungerp demonstrates a favorable therapeutic response in patients with difficult-to-treat Candida infections, including those caused by non-albicans Candida species.
FURI Study Case: Ibrexafungerp Successfully Treats Esophageal Candidiasis
After receiving treatment with ibrexafungerp, a patient with esophageal candidiasis gradually improved and by day 54 he was completely asymptomatic.
A Novel Influenza Antiviral in Development Could Offer Months of Illness Prevention
An antiviral drug that could offer months of protection against the flu may be on the horizon and ready to fill in some of the gaps of the seasonal flu vaccine.
Flu Shot, Nasal Spray Recommended Equally for Kids for 2019-2020 Season
The American Academy of Pediatrics is giving its recommendation to the nasal spray form of the influenza vaccine for the 2019-2020 flu season, meaning parents will have 2 choices when getting their children vaccinated this fall.
WHO Updates 2019-2020 Influenza Vaccine Recommendations for Northern Hemisphere
Following a 1-month delay, WHO experts have issued a recommendation for a new influenza A(H3N2) component for next flu season.
World TB Day 2019 Renews Urgent Call for Global Response
On the anniversary of the discovery of the bacterium that causes tuberculosis, world health leaders are highlighting an epidemic that kills nearly 4500 people each day across the world.
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