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Real-Time Surveillance of Influenza Morbidity: Tracking Intensive Care Unit Resource Utilization

This research by Baker et al was published in the August 2017 issue of Annals of the American Thoracic Society

Rationale:  Existing real-time surveillance of influenza morbidity, based primarily upon time-trended U.S. 324 more words

Critical Care

Exposure to information and seasonal influenza vaccination uptake in nurses

Coverage of annual influenza vaccination of healthcare workers (HCWs) varies and remains at a sub-optimal level in many countries | Journal of Hospital Infection

As HCWs are often exposed to a variety of information on vaccination, their pattern of exposure may impact their decision, which deserves further investigation. 228 more words


Keep flu at bay this autumn with ayurveda

The holistic way to prevent influenza this autumn

” Raindrops are falling on my head … they keep falling.. and i got flu “

Rustling leaves falling onto the ground might be a set up of great photography scenes but flu could easily ruin your productive day. 477 more words

Holistic Wellness

Visual Abstract: Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness in USA (2015-2016)

This week’s NEJM has published the results from the Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness Network’s estimates of the effectiveness of the influenza vaccines in the United States of America in 2015-2016. 114 more words

Research Blogging

Flu shots prior to pregnancy are a mixed bag

Pregnant women and young babies are among those most at risk for complications, hospitalization, and death from the flu. While doctors have long recommended flu shots for protection, experts weren't exactly sure how the shots affect pregnancy. 423 more words

Everyday Science

Remembering the Nurses of WWI (VI)


Influenza.  The Plague. The Great Pandemic of 1918.  The Spanish Flu, which, as best we can determine, originated not in Spain but in Camp Funston in northeastern Kansas and Camp Oglethorpe in northwestern Georgia in March and April, 1918.  2,380 more words


Several influenza A genotypes detected in the same farm, sub-population, and pig

In this collaborative open-access research article from the University of Minnesota, five commercial sow farms were sampled regularly over a year. Sows, gilts, and piglets was sampled with nasal swabs. 509 more words