Breakthroughs in Influenza Treatment Education Center

Influenza season takes place every year in the United States between late autumn and early spring, according to the CDC. While vaccination against influenza is the primary prevention method for the contagious respiratory virus, harsher flu seasons can leave physicians with the herculean task of treating this debilitating sickness. The CDC reported that last year's flu season was the highest on record since 2009's H1N1 strain, with an estimated 48.8 million people getting sick with influenza.

This education center is intended to keep clinicians and physicians treating patients with influenza up to date on the latest breaking news in antiviral therapy,  influenza vaccine administration, and more.

 

 

Adult Vaccine Recommendations Change for Flu, Hepatitis A and B

Adult Vaccine Recommendations Change for Flu, Hepatitis A and B

Newly released adult recommendations from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) include changes for the administration of the influenza, hepatitis A and hepatitis B vaccines, as well as a new look to make the immunization schedule easier to use...
New Guidelines Urge More Accurate Testing for Seasonal Influenza

New Guidelines Urge More Accurate Testing for Seasonal Influenza

Newer and highly accurate molecular tests that deliver results in 15-60 minutes should be used to diagnosis influenza instead of currently employed rapid-influenza diagnostic tests (RIDTs), according to updated guidelines released by the Infectious Diseases Society of America...
Up to 84,000 Americans Hospitalized With Flu in Past Three Months – CDC

Up to 84,000 Americans Hospitalized With Flu in Past Three Months – CDC

An estimated 69,000 to 84,000 Americans were hospitalized due to the flu in the last three months, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Friday...
CDC Mounts Multifaceted Response to New Flu Antiviral Approval

CDC Mounts Multifaceted Response to New Flu Antiviral Approval

A new influenza antiviral drug gives clinicians another valuable weapon to combat flu illness, according to the CDC, which pointed out that baloxavir marboxil has benefits similar to other approved flu antiviral drug but works differently...
Obesity Increases Risk of Influenza Transmission, Disease Severity

Obesity Increases Risk of Influenza Transmission, Disease Severity

While it has long been known that obesity increases a patient’s risk for severe complications from influenza, including hospitalization and even death, a new study discussed how excess weight could also affect flu transmission...

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