An experimental vaccine designed to protect against many flu virus strains has yielded promising results in an efficacy trial. NIAID investigator Matthew J. Memoli, M.D., designed and led the trial, which...

Obesity promotes the virulence of the influenza virus, according to a study conducted in mice published in mBio, an open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology. The finding could explain,...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews New York State health officials say seasonal flu activity continues to increase across the state with at least one lab-confirmed case in all 62 counties. The number...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports widespread flu activity in 49 states and Puerto Rico and and, after falling during the first two weeks...

Fully vaccinating children reduces the risk of hospitalization associated with influenza by 54%, according to a study by researchers at the University of Michigan, the Clalit Research Institute, and Ben-Gurion...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews The Michigan state health officials have confirmed the first influenza-associated pediatric deaths of the 2019-2020 flu season in Michigan. The reported deaths involve...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews In the United States, influenza activity remains elevated and widespread, and the season is likely to last several more weeks, according to the Centers for Disease...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews The Carlos III Health Institute in Madrid said this week the flu epidemic wave of the 2019-2020 season has officially begun, according to the disease transmissibility...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews Iceland health officials report an increase in the number of people diagnosed with confirmed influenza in recent weeks. Most people have had influenza A (H3), but...

The Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) is reporting the first flu-related pediatric death of the 2019-20 flu season in Chicago and Illinois. Overall, influenza activity is high and at its peak. Nationally,...