This updated Committee Opinion includes more recent data on the safety and efficacy of influenza vaccination during pregnancy, as well as recommendations for treatment and postexposure chemoprophylaxis.
Adult caretaker influenza vaccination cocooning programs can prove beneficial and financially successful in private practice models where external funding is limited or not available.
During the cold and flu season, the use and over-dosing of paracetamol is common, and may partially be driven by higher use of over-the-counter combination medications for the treatment of upper respiratory cold/flu symptoms.
Among children there was an increased risk for acute respiratory illness caused by noninfluenza respiratory pathogens following influenza vaccination compared to unvaccinated children during the same period.
Researchers found increased myocardial infarction rates during the week after Streptococcus pneumoniae and influenza infections.
Higher serum bactericidal activity following immunization with PRP-CRM197 reflected superior short-term and long-term seroprotective effects compared with immunization with PRP-T.
Immunogenicity of RIV4 similar to that of inactivated vaccine, although responses to B Victoria were low with both.
Further research on rapid tests is warranted, as industry-sponsored research tends to favor the industry's product and affects how physicians practice medicine.
Despite 8 of the 10 flights taking place during influenza season, results of quantitative polymerase chain reaction assays for 18 common respiratory viruses were all negative.
There was no significant correlation with suicide for oseltamavir exposure or for influenza diagnosis alone.
Acetaminophen use and overdosing increases during cold and flu season.
The CDC's ACIP has voted in favor of renewing the recommendation for the use of live attenuated influenza vaccine.
Cardiac surgery during influenza season is an independent risk factor for acute respiratory distress syndrome.
Investigators sought to determine the association between maternal vaccination and infant mortality.
Influenza A viruses have predominated the 2017 to 2018 season with a vaccine effectiveness between 25% and 67%.
Airborne influenza viruses may be safely and effectively eradicated with continuous low doses of far ultraviolet C light.
The recommended childhood and adolescent immunization schedule for the United States has been issued for 2018.
Patients who received provider-ordered influenza testing were more likely to be younger and present with fever and "influenza-like illness."
Influenza increased the risk for acute myocardial infarction within 1 year before and 1 year after the infection.
Patient reminder and recall systems seem to be effective for improving receipt of immunizations.
Researchers from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases are working to develop a universal influenza vaccine.
Vaccination for influenza for multiple seasons is twice as effective in preventing severe influenza.
Patients with an egg allergy do not need to avoid or take special precautions when receiving the influenza vaccine.
Educational campaigns regarding the value of vaccines should integrate social psychological considerations with health communication principles.
Midturbinate swabs for influenza detection provided a more comfortable experience for patients compared with traditional nasopharyngeal swabs.
Since the start of November 2017, influenza activity has increased in the United States.
A glycoprotein mutation in fertilized chicken eggs may be the cause of the limited effectiveness of the 2016-2017 flu vaccine.
About 50 employees have been fired from Essentia Health, a Duluth, Minnesota-based hospital chain, for refusing to receive the flu vaccination.
Interventions to target healthcare professional-associated influenza transmission, intervention may be necessary to prevent transmission.
Antipyretic administration for fever in young children is not associated with any significant blunting of immune response to inactivated influenza vaccination.