Influenza

Oseltamivir reduces duration and complications of influenza

Oseltamivir reduces duration and complications of influenza

Oseltamivir decreases duration of influenza symptoms by about 1 day and decreases possible respiratory infections by 44%.

Flu vaccine only 23 percent effective this season

Flu vaccine only 23 percent effective this season

The CDC issued a report that supports earlier findings, stating that the efficacy of this year's flu vaccine is low.

Flu vaccine unaffected by virus mutations on the horizon

Flu vaccine unaffected by virus mutations on the horizon

Researchers associated with the Mount Sinai Health System believe that a universal flu vaccine could be closer to development.

FDA approves Rapivab for acute uncomplicated influenza

FDA approves Rapivab for acute uncomplicated influenza

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved RAPIVAB, an intravenous neuraminidase inhibitor for the treatment of acute uncomplicated influenza in patients 18 years and older.

FDA approves first quadrivalent intradermal influenza vaccine

FDA approves first quadrivalent intradermal influenza vaccine

The FDA has approved Fluzone Intradermal Quadrivalent vaccine for influenza.

Current flu virus may mutate and evade vaccine, CDC warns

Current flu virus may mutate and evade vaccine, CDC warns

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a health warning about the current flu vaccine.

Is the flu shot safe for patients with cancer?

Is the flu shot safe for patients with cancer?

Those same experts report the flu vaccine is safe for patients who have not had a stem cell transplant.

Cancer patients at increased risk for severe flu complications

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People with weakened immune systems due to cancer are at increased risk of severe complications from the influenza virus, according to experts.

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