• What is on the horizon for flu treatment?

    4 monthes ago - By Healio

    The 2017-2018 influenza season in the United States was one of the most severe in the last decade and kept clinics, EDs and hospitals busy. The CDC recently classified it as a “high-severity” season that resulted in record hospitalization rates. Although vaccination is our first line of defense, it is most effective when it is a good match with the circulating strain. Unfortunately, vaccine efficacy for the 2017-2018 season was approximately 36% overall and only 25% against illness caused by influenza A, the predominant strain. Because of low vaccine efficacy and a high
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