Influenza

 

Can presidential promotion boost flu vaccination rates?

December 11, 2019

President Donald Trump offered his support for flu vaccines and promised to promote additional research on seasonal flu, but will it help?

Flu season 2019: How bad will it be?

November 08, 2019

Experts say it’s too early to predict the severity of the flu season, or how effective the vaccine will be

Flu vaccination has extended benefits for older patients

November 08, 2019

The flu vaccine can help protect against more than just the flu. A new study reveals extended benefits, especially for the elderly.

FDA approves flu vaccine for use on patients over 65

November 06, 2019

Fluzone High-Dose Quadrivalent has been approved for use in patients over 65 to help prevent A and B strains of influenza.

Flu season 2019: AMA says time for physicians to promote flu shots

October 24, 2019

Everyone over the age of six months and especially pregnant women are urged to get flu shots

Flu season less severe than last

March 13, 2019

H1N1 is the most prevalent flu virus circulating this year, resulting in a less severe flu season overall than last year when H3N2 was predominant.

Early oseltamivir treatment associated with 30 percent decrease in mortality for some flu strains

March 13, 2019

A new report links early treatment of influenza A/H3N2 with the drug to a 30% decrease in mortality.

Could a probiotic help prevent the flu?

February 12, 2019

Researchers have found that the microbiome in the respiratory tract contributes to how susceptible we each are to the flu. Work is underway to use this data to create a preventive tool

Llama antibodies may hold key to broad-coverage flu vaccine

February 12, 2019

A new study reveals that llama antibodies may be effective in offering protection against numerous flu strains in a single vaccine

Fighting flu vaccine misconceptions

January 09, 2019

A new poll suggests that misconceptions about the flu vaccine are at a three-year high, despite the fact that more patients seem to be receiving the vaccine. Find out what physicians can do to clear the air.