Influenza Information Center

CDC: Influenza vaccine 25% effective against H3N2 in 2017-2018

CDC: Influenza vaccine 25% effective against H3N2 in 2017-2018

The 2017 to 2018 influenza vaccine reduces the chance of getting the disease by about 33%, but is only 25% effective against H3N2, otherwise known as influenza A.

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Influenza vaccine not associated with increased risk of epilepsy in children

No increased risk of incident epilepsy was seen among children who received influenza vaccination during the 2009-2010 influenza season in Norway.

Video Pediatrician recommended tips to prevent flu in children

Pediatrician recommended tips to prevent flu in children

These tips, recommended by pediatrician Shilpa Patel, MD, include keeping children home from school if they develop flu-like symptoms and monitoring your child's reaction to a fever.

News Airborne influenza transmission possible through exhalation

Airborne influenza transmission possible through exhalation

Influenza infections are independently compartmentalized in the upper and lower airways.

Feature The race to develop a universal influenza vaccine

The race to develop a universal influenza vaccine

NIH's National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases is researching ways to develop a universal influenza vaccine against multiple strains.

Healthday Provider-demanded flu testing less likely in elderly patients

Provider-demanded flu testing less likely in elderly patients

Younger adults are more likely to have provider-ordered flu testing than older adults.

Feature The flu pandemic of 1918: 100 years later

The flu pandemic of 1918: 100 years later

In 1918, between 50 and 100 million people are thought to have died from the great influenza pandemic, representing as much as 5% of the world's population.

Healthday Multiple flu vaccinations may prevent death, serious infection

Multiple flu vaccinations may prevent death, serious infection

Intensive care and death were greatly prevented in patients who were annually vaccinated.

News Man flu: man-made or real illness?

Man flu: man-made or real illness?

Men may experience a lower immune response than women, adding insight to the man flu debate.

Healthday Flu vaccine safe for individuals with egg allergy

Flu vaccine safe for individuals with egg allergy

Inactivated and live attenuated flu vaccines can be safely administered to people with egg allergies.

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