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How your friends might help you avoid flu

A study of social networks has yielded clues about how best to improve vaccination rates for influenza. ...

Live attenuated influenza vaccines may have advantages for use in swine, according to Iowa State University research

AMES, Iowa – Recently published veterinary research at Iowa State University shows that influenza vaccines administered in the upper respiratory system of ...

The Flu and You

The flu season started earlier than usual this year, and most states are reporting continued and widespread outbreaks. Johns Hopkins emergency medicine and infectious disease experts are available to inform coverage of the ongoing flu epidemic. ... Full story

Protection from Flu Vaccination Reduced this Season

CDC urges early treatment of severely ill and high-risk patients ... Full story

Flu is coming – make sure you’ve had the flu vaccine

Although the last couple of winters have been relatively mild in relation to flu, that doesn’t mean that this winter will be the same. The Public Health Agency (PHA) is reminding people ‘at risk’ that it is very important to get the flu vaccine now, as it can take two weeks for it to reach maximum protection – if you wait until flu starts circulating, it may be too late for it to be effective. ... Full story

Update on 2014–2015 seasonal flu

The 2014-2015 influenza vaccine may not provide complete protection from the most common flu strain now in circulation, but evidence suggests that it still may reduce the severity and duration of symptoms, UC Irvine Health infectious disease expert Dr. Shruti K. Gohil said. ... Full story

Text Message Reminders Increase Second Dose of Flu Vaccinations in Children

Embedding educational information further boosts rates ... Full story

BMC Pediatric Sickle Cell Disease Patients Achieve Near-Perfect Influenza Vaccination Rate

(Boston) – Boston Medical Center (BMC) has significantly improved influenza, or flu, vaccination rates among pediatric patients with sickle cell disease (SCD) during the last two flu seasons. ... Full story

Flu update: "Healthy visitor policy" now in place at U-M hospitals

Four flu-linked deaths in U-M patients reported to county health authorities ... Full story

Tracing evolution of chicken flu virus yields insight into origins of deadly H7N9 strain

Scientists from St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and China Agricultural University identify the changes in H9N2 flu virus in chickens that could signal emergence of viruses with potential to trigger a pandemic ... Full story

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