Influenza

U.S. officials warn ‘intense’ flu season to continue, urge shots

U.S. officials warn ‘intense’ flu season to continue, urge shots

Published 16/02/2018

Adults who get a flu shot are 36 percent less likely to get the disease, while for children the figure was an unexpectedly high 59 percent, U.S. health officials said on Thursday, predicting that the current "intense" season could continue for weeks. [more…]

U.S. flu outbreak worsens- hospitalizations highest in nearly a decade

U.S. flu outbreak worsens- hospitalizations highest in nearly a decade

Published 03/02/2018

Emergency room nurse Christine Bauer treats Joshua Lagade of Vista, California, for the flu as his girlfriend Mayra Mora looks on in the emergency room [more…]

Flu still widespread in U.S., worst season since 2014/2015: CDC

Flu still widespread in U.S., worst season since 2014/2015: CDC

Published 26/01/2018

A homeless person is flu vaccinated as she registered to enter as transitional camp area for homeless people at the city's works yard in San [more…]

CDC’s flu tracking program to continue if U.S. government shuts down

CDC’s flu tracking program to continue if U.S. government shuts down

Published 20/01/2018

A general view of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia September 30, 2014. REUTERS/Tami Chappell/File PhotoCHICAGO (Reuters) - The [more…]

Japan starts culling chicken after confirming bird flu outbreak

Japan starts culling chicken after confirming bird flu outbreak

Published 12/01/2018

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan’s western Kagawa prefecture has begun a cull of 91,000 chickens after the discovery of a highly contagious form of bird flu [more…]

U.S. lifts funding ban on studies that enhance dangerous germs

U.S. lifts funding ban on studies that enhance dangerous germs

Published 19/12/2017

A girl wearing a mask looks out a car window as rain drops are seen in Taif June 7, 2014. REUTERS/Mohamed AlhwaityCHICAGO (Reuters) - The [more…]

MERS, Ebola, bird flu: Science’s big missed opportunities

Published 26/10/2015

LONDON, Anyone who goes down with flu in Europe this winter could be asked to enroll in a randomized clinical trial in which they will [more…]