Infectious Disease Information/Flu News

December 21, 2018

Flu Has Arrived for the Holidays, CDC Head Says

FRIDAY, Dec. 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) — The flu has ramped up in time for Christmas, the head of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and […]
December 10, 2018

Have Heart Failure? Flu Shot May Save Your Life

MONDAY, Dec. 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) — If you have heart failure, a flu shot can truly be a lifesaver, researchers report. A study of patients […]
October 24, 2018

FDA Gives OK to First New Flu Drug in 20 Years

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 24, 2018 (HealthDay News) — For the first time in two decades, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a new type of […]
October 11, 2018

Flu Shot in Pregnancy Lowers Risk of Flu Hospitalization

THURSDAY, Oct. 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) — The flu shot reduces a pregnant woman’s risk of hospitalization for flu by 40 percent, new research shows. “Expecting […]
February 22, 2018

New Version of Nasal Flu Vaccine to Return for Next Season

THURSDAY, Feb. 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Doctors can offer patients a new version of the nasal spray flu vaccine FluMist next winter, a U.S. government […]
February 12, 2018

Shining a Deadly New Light on Airborne Flu Virus

MONDAY, Feb. 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) — As a particularly nasty flu season rages across the United States, scientists have found a powerful new disinfectant that […]
February 9, 2018

A Bad Flu Season Keeps Getting Worse

FRIDAY, Feb. 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) — This year’s dangerous flu season shows no sign of waning, and “may be on track to break some recent […]
February 2, 2018

Weak Vaccine Making Flu Season Even Tougher, CDC Says

FRIDAY, Feb. 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) — This flu season continues to be one of the nastiest in years. And it isn’t helping that the flu […]
January 26, 2018

Flu Season One of the Worst in a Decade: CDC

FRIDAY, Jan. 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) — This flu season is shaping up as one of the nastiest in years, and it isn’t showing any signs […]
January 19, 2018

How to Fight the Flu This Season

FRIDAY, Jan. 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) — The flu is causing widespread misery across the United States this winter, but the American Lung Association says there […]
January 9, 2018

Severe Flu Season Tightens Its Grip on U.S.

TUESDAY, Jan. 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Americans are being hit with one of the worst flu seasons in years, with misery now widespread across 46 […]
January 3, 2018

Most Seniors Think Flu Shot a Must for Nursing Home Staff

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 3, 2018 (HealthDay News) — With the flu season in full swing, a new poll shows that almost three-quarters of Americans over the age […]