influenza

(Photo Credit: Thinkstock)

CDC Recommending Vaccination To Combat Seasonal Flu

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is recommending people get immunized as soon as vaccines are available for the upcoming flu season.

09/26/2014

File photo of a person getting a flu shot. (Photo by TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

CDC: Younger People Especially Affected By Flu This Winter

A report issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta indicates that younger Americans were especially affected by influenza this season.

02/20/2014

File photo of a doctor administering a vaccine. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Medical Expert: Vaccination Rate Among American Adults ‘Depressingly Low’

Medical experts and officials with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta said that vaccination rates among American adults are far lower than they ought to be.

02/11/2014

File photo of hospital hallway. (Photo credit should read FRED DUFOUR/AFP/Getty Images)

Study: Fever Treatments May Cause More Flu Deaths

A new study has found that fever treatments may cause thousands of more flu deaths each season.

01/26/2014

File photo of a doctor's office. (credit: Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)

CDC: Flu Outbreak Widespread In 35 States

Flu season is ramping up, with illness widespread in at least 35 states. That’s up from 25 in the previous week.

01/10/2014

(Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Study: Flu Vaccine Less Effective For Men With High Testosterone Levels

Men with higher levels of testosterone are more likely to have very little, or no response to flu vaccines and other defenses against influenza and other infectious diseases.

12/26/2013

In the past decade, more than 40 percent of children who died from the flu were previously healthy children.  (credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

CDC: More Than 40 Percent Of Child Flu Victims Were Healthy

A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study found that almost half of the 830 children who died from the flu between 2004 and 2012 did not have a high-risk medical condition such as asthma or heart disease, and were otherwise healthy.

10/29/2013

(credit: Thinkstock)

Rate Of Flu Vaccination Among Adults Lagging Behind Children

More children than ever are being vaccinated for the flu, but adults have a way to go.

10/07/2013

New research finds that the pool of people with HIV silently lingering in their body may be up to 60 times larger than previous estimates. credit: ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT/AFP/Getty Images)

CDC: More Vaccination Options, More Kids Protected From Flu Than Ever Before

More children than ever got vaccinated against the flu last year, and health officials urged families Thursday to do even better this time around.

09/26/2013

Flu vaccination is no longer merely a choice between a jab in the arm or a squirt in the nose. This fall, some brands promise a little extra protection. (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

CDC: Flu Vaccine Only 62 Percent Effective, 47 States With Widespread Illness

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is reporting that the flu vaccine has only been 62 percent effective amid 47 states reporting widespread illness.

01/11/2013

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 2,156 other followers