Explore the latest in influenza, including recent advances in epidemiology of the infection, vaccine development, and diagnosis and treatment.
This Medical News article examines the ongoing debate about whether people should begin getting immunized against influenza as soon as the vaccine becomes available.
This Viewpoint analyzes the justification and legal issues for mandatory annual influenza vaccination among infants and children aged 6 months to 59 months in childcare and educational institutions in New York City.
This Medical Letter review summarizes information on the timing, composition, effectiveness, and adverse effects of the 2018-2019 influenza vaccine.
This case-control study assesses the association of prior-season influenza vaccination with vaccine effectiveness by different vaccine types and influenza types and subtypes among US children aged 2 to 17 years.
Infectious disease threats expert Michael Osterholm, PhD, MPH, discusses how the United States and the rest of the world may fare if another 1918-like influenza epidemic strikes.
This quality improvement study compares differences in influenza vaccination rates by clinic appointment time and evaluates whether an active choice intervention in the electronic health record is associated with changes in vaccination rates.
This test-negative study compares the incidence of influenza infection across 4 influenza seasons in Canadian children who received live attenuated influenza vaccine vs those who received inactivated influenza vaccine.
This Viewpoint reviews advances in the surveillance, diagnosis, and treatment of influenza since the 1918 pandemic, and identifies key clinical questions to address in advance of the next outbreak, including optimal treatment for hospitalized and critically ill patients and those with secondary bacterial pneumonia.
This cohort study examines patterns and appropriateness of antibiotic prescribing among children and adults with acute respiratory infections visiting outpatient clinics associated with the US Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness Network during influenza season.
This national survey study investigates changes in the proportion of hospitals requiring health care personnel to receive annual influenza vaccinations in 2013 and 2017 and compares the change among Veterans Affairs and non–Veterans Affairs hospitals.
This cost-effectiveness analysis compares 4 strategies for pediatric emergency department–based influenza vaccine: offering vaccine to all patients, only to patients younger than 5 years, only to high-risk patients (all ages), or to no patients.
This commentary discusses a narrative review published in JAMA Pediatrics that summarized the rationale historically used to support respiratory viral testing in children and the potential considerations and limitations of the various types of tests.
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