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Flu Season: A Second Wave May Hit

Although flu cases have started to decrease since its peak early this winter, flu season may continue well into late Spring.  The CDC warns a second wave of flu may be upon us as Influenza B is making the rounds. 290 more words

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Flu- Not Quite Gone Yet (Hang In There)...

It’s getting better, bit by bit. But better is relative. With the huge wave of flu that hit the USA this year, the decrease in numbers leaves us still well above the epidemic thresholds for deaths attributed to pneumonia and influenza, and with 9 more children dying this past week. 186 more words

Fighting Back Against the Flu

Well, we’re back to the world of healthcare and medicine once again. As part of my research at STOR-i, I worked on a short literature review on assessing the impact of school closures as a method to limit the spread of influenza virus. 584 more words

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Could FluMist Have Prevented Many of this Year's Flu Deaths?

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advisory committee voted this week to return the FluMist, nasal spray flu vaccine, to the recommended options for the 2018-2019 flu season. 429 more words

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Chinese scientists develop new flu vaccine

A research group from Wuhan Institute of Virology, Chinese Academy of Sciences on Saturday announced that they have developed a new type of flu vaccine using nano-technology. 122 more words

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The Flu Epidemic Update... and What About Adenovirus?

Yup- the CDC upgraded the flu season in the US to epidemic. Where are the numbers? 

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