Tag Archives: CDC

Football Fans: #GetVaccinated to Help #FightFlu This Year and Every Year!

Getting an annual flu vaccine is a good way to protect yourself and other people you come into contact with—whether it’s your family, neighbor, teammate, or even members of the opposing team…

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Most US Adults Unaware of the Dangers of Flu for Individuals with Chronic Health Conditions

Know anyone with heart disease? Did you know their risk of a heart attack increases by up to 10 times in the days and weeks following acute influenza (flu) infection? If you did not know, you are certainly not alone. A new national survey commissioned by the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) found that less […]

Alexa, Who Should Get a Flu Shot?

Last year, 185 children in the US died from influenza (flu) infections or related complications. And like many seasons before, almost 80% of those children who died did not get a flu shot…

‘Tis The Season To Be Thankful (For Vaccines!)

As the holiday season approaches, many will prepare to gather with family and friends to celebrate and give thanks. People with diabetes are more susceptible to contagious illnesses, so pre-holiday visits are an opportune time to educate patients and promote vaccination…

Antibiotic Resistance: A Pressing Public Health Issue

Each year in the US, more than two million individuals become sick with infections caused by antibiotic-resistant bacteria, and more than 23,000 die as a result of these infections. Antibiotic resistance happens when bacteria develop the ability to defeat the drugs designed to kill them…

ID News Round-Up

Read recent news of interest from the world of infectious diseases: Scientists studied flu cases in more than 600 cities and towns around the US—and found where flu season lasts the longest: According to new research published in Science, in more densely populated cities, influenza (flu) season is typically longer and more persistent than it is in […]

#GetVaccinated to Help #FightFlu and #PreventPneumo

US Surgeon General Jerome M. Adams, MD, MPH joined medical/public health leaders at the annual NFID Influenza/Pneumococcal News Conference on September 27, 2018 to discuss the importance of preventing influenza (flu) and pneumococcal disease and to encourage all individuals age 6 months and older to get vaccinated against flu every year. Adams was joined by […]