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FDA Warns of Potential Long-Term Risks Of Clarithromycin in Patients with Heart Disease
FDA recommends that health care providers practice caution before prescribing clarithromycin to patients with heart disease due to potentially fatal long-term risks.
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.
Top Infectious Disease News of the Week—February 11, 2018
Stay up-to-date on the latest infectious disease news by checking out our top 5 articles of the week.
The Spanish Flu Pandemic 100 Years Later: Are We Ready for Another One?
The lack of a universal flu vaccine and the ease with which borders are crossed means a fast-spreading virus could be devastating.
Azar: Not Getting Your Flu Shot is Like Riding in a Car Without a Seatbelt
The latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have revealed that adults who are vaccinated are 36% less likely to get the flu. That number jumps to a whopping 59% for young children.
Influenza B Making a Surge in the United States
Influenza A (H3N2) has caused most of the illnesses in this severe flu season, but influenza B is becoming increasingly responsible for more infections as the flu season continues to hit the United States.
WHO Sets Disease Priorities for 2018; Tuberculosis Once Again Not Included: Public Health Watch
Infectious disease specialists and public health professionals in search of a to-do list for 2018 need look no further.
Could Flu Be Causing Hives?
A Nebraska mother’s Facebook post has parents and health experts around the country wondering if an influenza B infection may have caused hives in a child who did not present with any other flu symptoms.
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