The flu is starting to tighten its grip on much of the United States, particularly in the South and Midwest, according to a report published in the Dec. 19 issue of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.
A high-dose influenza vaccine produces a stronger immune response than the standard vaccine in frail seniors under care in nursing homes, according to a new study published online Dec. 17 in the Journal of Infectious Diseases.
Children who are vaccinated for influenza indirectly reduced others’ chances at contracting the disease, according to findings published online December 9, 2014 in PLOS ONE.
Fewer than half of Americans have gotten a flu vaccine so far this flu season, which might be a bad sign for a season that could be potentially severe, according to a Dec. 11 report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Two systematic reviews found the efficacy of the two common anti-virals used for influenza to be of questionable benefit.
Research teams examining the safety and efficacy of zanamivir and oseltamivir for influenza treatment concluded they are not as effective as popularly believed.