Vaccination

2018 to 2019 vaccine cut influenza A-linked hospitalizations

(HealthDay)—The 2018 to 2019 influenza vaccine effectiveness (VE) was about 40 to 60 percent for reducing pediatric influenza A-associated hospitalizations and emergency department visits, according to a study published ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

ACIP issues recommendations for 2020 to 2021 flu vaccination

(HealthDay)—Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommendations have been updated to include the influenza vaccination for the 2020 to 2021 season; the recommendations were published in the Aug. 21 issue ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study finds dedicated clinics can reduce impact of flu pandemic

A new study concludes that opening clinics dedicated specifically to treating influenza can limit the number of people infected and help to "flatten the curve," or reduce the peak prevalence rate. While the work focused on ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

The importance of epidemiological modeling

As the COVID-19 pandemic evolves, epidemiological models continue to provide vital information for lawmakers, public health officials, and individuals trying to slow the spread of the virus.

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Influenza A virus subtype H1N1

Influenza A(H1N1) virus is a subtype of influenzavirus A and the most common cause of influenza (flu) in humans. Some strains of H1N1 are endemic in humans and cause a small fraction of all influenza-like illness and a large fraction of all seasonal influenza. H1N1 strains caused roughly half of all human flu infections in 2006. Other strains of H1N1 are endemic in pigs (swine influenza) and in birds (avian influenza).

In June 2009, World Health Organization declared that flu due to a new strain of swine-origin H1N1 was responsible for the 2009 flu pandemic. This strain is commonly called "swine flu" by the public media.

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