Diseases & Conditions

New Study Expands Understanding of Influenza-associated Complications

Flu is a respiratory disease and respiratory complications, such as pneumonia, are the most common reason for people to be hospitalized from flu. However, a study published in JAMA Network Open sheds

Success Story: Vaccination of Health Care Workers in Vietnam with Seasonal Influenza Vaccine

Between January and May of 2017, the Ministry of Health of Vietnam (MOHV), with financial and technical support from The Partnership for Influenza Vaccine Introduction (PIVI) and the U.S. Centers for

First Variant Virus Infection of 2018 Linked to Pig Exposure at an Agricultural Fair in Indiana

The first human infection with an influenza A(H3N2) variant (A(H3N2)v) virus was reported by CDC today. When influenza viruses that normally spread in swine are detected in people, they are called "va

Influenza A (H1N2) Reassortant Infection in the Netherlands

On Thursday, March 22, 2018, the Netherlands reported a human infection with an influenza A(H1N2) virus. The virus likely resulted from a reassortment event between circulating human seasonal influenz

Nucleic Acid Detection Based Tests

Table for health professionals showing available nucleic acid detection based tests for identifying flu viruses.

Influenza Virus Testing Methods

A table for health professionals showing various testing methods for the influenza virus.

Make a Strong Flu Vaccine Recommendation

Tips on how to make a strong flu vaccine recommendation to your patients

Asian Lineage Avian Influenza A (H7N9) Virus

As of August 7, 2017, the World Health Organization (WHO) has reported 759 human infections with Asian H7N9 virus during the 5th epidemic, making the largest epidemic to date. This brings the total cu

Reported Infections with Variant Influenza Viruses in the United States since 2005

Most infections with variant viruses have occurred in children (persons 18 or younger) and most cases have reported direct or indirect exposure to swine prior to onset of illness. Limited transmission

International Influenza

The U.S. CDC, located in Atlanta, Georgia, was designated a World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology and Control of Influenza in 1956. Since then it has play