By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews Here are the estimates: At least 2.6 million influenza cases, 23,000 hospitalizations and 1,300 flu related deaths since October 1, according to the Centers for Disease...

Flu season is upon us once again and experts say it’s time to get your flu shot. On today’s show, Taryn Chapman, aka The Vaccine Mom, joined me to discuss different aspects of influenza to...

Genentech announced this week that the Phase III MINISTONE-2 study met its primary endpoint, demonstrating that XOFLUZA™ (baloxavir marboxil) was well-tolerated in children with the flu. The study...

CDC Update During the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) update on flu activity in the United States Friday, director of CDC’s Influenza Division, Dr. Daniel Jernigan said while flu...

A study published by The BMJ today finds no increased risks to newborn babies if their mothers have taken drugs to prevent or treat influenza during pregnancy. This is the largest study to date to assess...

A new study led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) is the first to show exactly how the drug Arbidol stops influenza infections. The research reveals that Arbidol stops the virus from...

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Early treatment of flu-hospitalized people 65 and older with flu antiviral medications cuts the duration of their hospital stay and reduces their risk of needing extended care after discharge, a new CDC...

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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...