Infectious Disease Information/Flu News

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 29, 2018

America's Dogs Have Their Own Flu Battles

MONDAY, Jan. 29, 2018 (HealthDay News) — While a brutal flu season is felling humans by the score, veterinarians warn that there have also been outbreaks […]
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 24, 2018

More Bad News on Flu: It's Tied to Higher Heart Attack Risk

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 24, 2018 (HealthDay News) — A bad case of the flu can trigger a short-lived, but substantial, spike in some people’s heart attack risk, […]
January 24, 2018

Progress on 'Universal' Vaccine Against Leading Flu Strain

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 24, 2018 (HealthDay News) — The United States is in the grip of a tough flu season, and the current influenza vaccine is only […]
January 19, 2018

Severe Flu Cases Just Keep Rising: CDC

FRIDAY, Jan. 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) — An already bad U.S. flu season hasn’t peaked yet, with the numbers of related hospitalizations and deaths cotinuing to […]