In an effort to effectively address global health concerns, the WHO has announced the 13th General Programme of Work, a 5-year strategic plan spanning from 2019 to 2023.
Influenza row modified to reflect current recommendations for the live attenuated flu vaccine.
The ACIP and CDC have approved and released 2019 recommendations for the adult immunization schedule in the United States.
The second study showed patients were more likely to have influenza-like illness within 30 days preceding cervical artery dissection.
The approval was based on findings from a Phase 4 safety and immunogenicity study that included ~2000 children.
The percentage of American children aged 19 to 35 months who have not been vaccinated has quadrupled since 2001.
Diagnosing coinfection in pneumonia can be challenging because of timing of the sample collection and false-negative results when the viruses replicate in the lower respiratory tract.
Pregnant women admitted to ICU with 2009 H1N1 influenza were more likely to deliver preterm and low birth-weight infants.
Study authors aimed to assess the clinical impact of a POC PCR test (the Cobas LIAT Influenza A/B assay) for the diagnosis of influenza.
Half of these individuals went to a doctor, while 69,000 to 84,000 people have been hospitalized.
To investigate the safety of influenza vaccination during hospitalization, researchers from Kaiser Permanente assessed the health records of >250,000 patients, 6 months of age and older, who were hospitalized during any of the 3 flu seasons from 2011 to 2014 and were admitted and discharged between September 1 and March 31.
Influenza-positive patients have higher rates of crude mortality and critical illness vs influenza-negative patients.
Quadrivalent live attenuated influenza vaccine less effective than inactivated vaccine for influenza A/H1N1pdm09.
In patients with heart failure, influenza infection is associated with increased in-hospital morbidity and mortality.
The patient, who had a history significant for cerebral palsy, seizures, and chronic constipation, had presented complaining of 3 days of fever, nausea, vomiting, and anorexia.
Adults with influenza were more likely to be hospitalized if they were underweight or morbidly obese compared with normal-weight adults.
Adults hospitalized for pneumonia who received an influenza vaccination during their stay were less likely to seroconvert if they had diabetes, bacterial detection, baseline seropositive titers for influenza B, or influenza vaccination in the previous season.
Rapid molecular assays should be used to improve influenza diagnosis and antivirals should begin as soon as possible.
Black adolescents have lower odds of receiving influenza vaccination than white adolescents.
The trial analyzed the antibody response of 103 asthmatic patients to the seasonal influenza vaccine.
In older, hospitalized adults, respiratory syncytial virus may be associated with greater morbidity and mortality compared with influenza.
Increases in the relative rates of culture negative pneumonia that required hospitalization or emergency department visits were significantly associated with increased concentrations of fine particulate air pollution.
A study published in Circulation has found a reduced risk of cardiovascular (CV) death in heart failure patients when they are given routine influenza vaccinations.
Statin use did not modify the effect of vaccination on influenza in adults ≥45 years.
Investigators examined whether influenza is an independent risk factor for the development of acute myocardial infarction.
Seasonal influenza activity was also found to be low in the Southern Hemisphere.
The CHEST Expert Cough Panel agreed on cough, dyspnea, pleural pain, sweating, shivers, aches, temperature of ≥38°C, tachypnea, and new and localizing chest examination signs as clinical symptoms as criteria suggestive of pneumonia in outpatient adults.
To better understand the influence of prior-season vaccination on subsequent influenza vaccine effectiveness, researchers conducted a multiseason, test-negative case-control study among vaccinated children 2-17 years old recruited during 3 influenza seasons (2013-2014, 2014-2015, and 2015-2016).
Time-series analysis based on geographic location revealed positive significant associations between asthma and influenza hospitalizations in Brooklyn and Manhattan.
The FDA has approved the use of Afluria and Afluria Quadrivalent for use in patients ≥6 months old.