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The number of influenza related hospitalizations in Ohio have skyrocketed this year to date as compared to the 4-year-average for the Buckeye state (see chart below). According to the Ohio Department...

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On December 19, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Rapivab (peramivir) to treat influenza infection in adults. Influenza, commonly known as the flu, is a contagious respiratory illness caused...

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With flu season gearing up this time of the year, Wisconsin health officials are reminding residents that getting a flu shot remains one of the best ways to protect yourself and your family – from infants...

A new study points to the ability of specific alleles of the gene IL-28B to increase or decrease the effectiveness of the seasonal flu vaccine, independent of the flu strain the vaccine is targeted against. The...

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New influenza statistics released today by the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) indicate 94 persons have been hospitalized and two persons have died in Oklahoma since reporting for the current...

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Acting New York State Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker today declared influenza prevalent in New York State. With this declaration, health care workers who are not vaccinated against influenza must...

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Public Health England (PHE) is urging more pregnant women to come forward for the free flu vaccination this winter as a new report published today (9 December 2014) shows how fatal the virus can be for...

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Influenza-like illness is on the rise in Ohio, and the number of associated hospitalizations are significantly higher with 202 through Nov. 29 compared to 89 last year. There has been one confirmed influenza-associated...

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Early data suggests that the current 2014-2015 flu season could be severe. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) urges immediate vaccination for anyone still unvaccinated this season and...

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advised clinicians yesterday that the 2014-2015 seasonal flu shot may not be as effective as originally thought as the major circulating strain this...