The fact that this year's flu shot is not a good match against this year's influenza strain is well known, and has happened before.
(HealthDay)—Pediatricians are urging that all children aged 6 months and older be vaccinated for the upcoming flu season.
As predicted, this year's flu vaccine is doing a pretty crummy job. It's only 23 percent effective, primarily because it doesn't include the bug that is making most people sick, according to a government ...
(HealthDay)—The flu has reached epidemic levels in the United States, with 15 children dead so far this season, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Tuesday.
(HealthDay)—What time of year a baby is conceived may raise the chances of a premature birth, new research suggests.
When it comes to stopping illness, social media posts and tweets may be just what the doctor ordered.
(HealthDay)—Having acknowledged that the 2014-2015 flu vaccine was mismatched to the circulating influenza strains, U.S. health officials have ramped up next season's shots for broader protection.
With Americans on edge about the potential spread of Ebola, it is easy to overlook another virus to which we have long been accustomed – influenza. According to estimates by the Centers for Disease Control ...
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) announced its recommended 2013 adult immunization schedule that includes important updates to the pneumococcal, Tdap (tetanus, ...
Vomiting, diarrhea and fever – that's what many people are experiencing this holiday season as the seasonal flu grips Chicago.
Flu season is approaching and with that comes the annual reminder to get a flu shot. But it's more complicated than a simple recommendation. How do we know which of the available influenza vaccines to get, and when? UConn ...
After weeks of Ebola panic, false alarms and quibbles over quarantine in the United States, health authorities are bracing for a new battle: flu season.
(HealthDay)—Children, even those without severe medical conditions, can die from the flu in as little as three days after symptoms appear, U.S. health officials warn.
Linsey Marr, a professor in the Charles E. Via Jr. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Virginia Tech, is obsessed with flu transmission.
(HealthDay)—After a rough start to the flu season, the number of infections seems to have peaked and is even starting to decline in many parts of the nation, federal health officials reported Thursday.