Larger cities with higher base transmission potentials have more diffuse influenza epidemics.
Wide variations in influenza vaccine coverage have been noted across healthcare personnel based on occupation and worksite.
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Influenza vaccination rates decline as the clinic day progresses.
2017 to 2018 flu strains hit the very young and elderly especially hard; poor vaccine/strain match-up.
All children age 6 months and older, including teens, advised to undergo annual immunization.
Expression of KLRD1 by natural killer cells before infection associated with influenza severity.
Specimens of the rapidly evolving virus are needed to develop vaccines and treatments.
In general, routine annual vaccination is recommended for all patients ≥6 months of age who have no contraindications.
Women receiving the inactivated influenza vaccine demonstrated superior antibody response compared with those receiving the live attenuated influenza vaccine.
The 2017-2018 influenza season in the United States (October 1, 2017-May 19, 2018) was a high-severity season.
This updated Committee Opinion includes more recent data on the safety and efficacy of influenza vaccination during pregnancy, as well as recommendations for treatment and postexposure chemoprophylaxis.
During cold/flu season there is an increase in acetaminophen use and overdosing.
Undergoing cardiac surgery during the influenza season is associated with increased likelihood of development of acute respiratory distress syndrome.
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.
No increased risk of incident epilepsy was seen among children who received influenza vaccination during the 2009-2010 influenza season in Norway.
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.
Influenza infections are independently compartmentalized in the upper and lower airways.
NIH's National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases is researching ways to develop a universal influenza vaccine against multiple strains.
Younger adults are more likely to have provider-ordered flu testing than older adults.
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.
Intensive care and death were greatly prevented in patients who were annually vaccinated.
Men may experience a lower immune response than women, adding insight to the man flu debate.
Inactivated and live attenuated flu vaccines can be safely administered to people with egg allergies.
A Minnesota-based hospital chain fires about 50 employees for refusal to receive the influenza vaccine.
New virus mutations make antibody binding difficult as mismatches in vaccines and viruses emerge.
In the 1 to 10 days after flu vaccine administration, there was no increased risk for VTE.
Greater positive mood significantly predicted greater antibody responses to the influenza vaccination.
The guidelines include a strong recommendation for annual seasonal influenza immunization for everyone 6 months and older.
Total influenza vaccination rates among children in the 2016 to 2017 influenza season dropped 1.6% from the year before.
Digital immunoassays and rapid nucleic acid amplification tests have higher sensitivities for detecting influenza than rapid influenza diagnostic tests.