Infectious Disease Information/Flu News

October 25, 2018

Flu Activity Is Low — For Now

THURSDAY, Oct. 25, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Although this flu season is off to a slow start, U.S. health officials are urging everyone to get vaccinated […]
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 […]
September 6, 2018

New One-Dose Flu Drug Shows Promise

THURSDAY, Sept. 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) — An experimental single-dose flu drug shows promise as a new way to alleviate the misery of influenza, researchers say. […]
March 22, 2018

More Bad Flu News: It May Raise Your Heart Attack Risk

THURSDAY, March 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Suffering a nasty bout of the flu or pneumonia is bad enough, but now research suggests it might also […]
March 19, 2018

When Is a Sick Fellow Flier a Health Risk to You?

MONDAY, March 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) — If you worry about catching a nasty infection when you fly, a new study suggests your risk boils down […]
February 27, 2018

Why the Flu Makes You Feel So Miserable

TUESDAY, Feb. 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) — If you’re unlucky enough to come down with the flu, you can blame your own body for your fever, […]
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 […]