Medications

Rapivab approved to help treat flu

(HealthDay)—Rapivab (peramivir) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat influenza.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Many americans still haven't gotten a flu shot

(HealthDay)—Fewer than half of Americans have gotten a flu shot so far this flu season, which might be a bad sign for a season that could be potentially severe, infectious-disease experts said Thursday.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New single-dose influenza drug appears safe and effective

An analysis of phase 2 and phase 3 clinical trials shows that a single injected dose of the neuraminidase inhibitor (NAI) peramivir is safe and effective at alleviating influenza symptoms, including fever and viral shedding, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Club cells are 'bad guys' during flu infection

A specialized subset of lung cells can shake flu infection, yet they remain stamped with an inflammatory gene signature that wreaks havoc in the lung, according to a study published in The Journal of Experimental Medicine.

Pediatrics

When colds, flu lead to complications in kids

(HealthDay)—About one-third of children with viral infections severe enough to land them in the hospital end up with serious complications—such as pneumonia, seizures and brain swelling, a new study finds.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Workshop gives web-based disease tracking a checkup

Web-based disease trackers like Google Flu Trends are supposed to revolutionize public health response to outbreaks, but how well do they actually work, and can they be made to work better? SFI Omidyar Fellows and epidemiologists ...

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