Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study finds no link between influenza vaccine and COVID-19 risk

A new Cleveland Clinic study has found that receiving the influenza vaccine does not increase a person's risk for contracting COVID-19 or worsen associated morbidity or mortality. Published in the Journal of Clinical and ...


Flu activity low in Southern Hemisphere in June to August 2020

(HealthDay)—There was very low influenza activity during June to August 2020 in the Southern Hemisphere, according to research published in the Sept. 18 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity ...

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Flu may increase the spread of COVID-19

Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology in Berlin and the Institut Pasteur in Paris used a mathematical model to study the first months of the corona pandemic in Europe. They show that the decrease of ...

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US backs Roche's virus-flu differentiation test

Swiss pharmaceuticals giant Roche said Friday it had received the green light in the United States for emergency use of a diagnostic test differentiating between coronavirus and influenza.

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Study provides insight on how to build a better flu vaccine

Flu season comes around like clockwork every year, and sooner or later everyone gets infected. The annual flu shot is a key part of public health efforts to control the flu, but the vaccine's effectiveness is notoriously ...

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ACIP issues recommendations for 2020 to 2021 flu vaccination

(HealthDay)—Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommendations have been updated to include the influenza vaccination for the 2020 to 2021 season; the recommendations were published in the Aug. 21 issue ...

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