Tag Archives: Influenza

ID News Round-Up

Summary of recent news from the world of infectious diseases including preparing for the next flu pandemic, recent US outbreaks of hepatitis A, and the risk of measles at the 2018 World Cup in Russia…

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#Outbreak: Epidemics in a Connected World

Our world is more interconnected than ever before and as the global population grows, new interactions with animals and the environment can cause disease epidemics. To help spread awareness, NFID is a proud supporter of the new 3-year Smithsonian exhibition, Outbreak: Epidemics in a Connected World…

Developing Improved Vaccines for Older Adults

By 2030, the number of adults age 65 years and older in the United States is expected to grow to 71 million—at least 20 percent of the total population. It is particularly important during this stage of life to maintain healthy lifestyles and habits. Receiving recommended immunizations is an essential part of that process.,,

3 Simple Questions To Determine Whether It Is A Cold Or The Flu

Answering three simple questions can quickly help you determine whether your child has a cold or if it is truly the flu…

Did Not Having a Flu Shot Land Me in the Hospital?

For weeks I had been watching the news and reading heartbreaking stories about the dangers of flu this season. It never really crossed my mind that this could happen to me or that I could suffer bad complications from the flu. I always figured I was blessed with a great immune system and this was never a concern for me. Well, maybe I should have been a little more prepared…

Influenza Vaccination: Protecting Yourself by Protecting Your Community

When it comes to flu, it certainly is in your best interest to get vaccinated annually. But you can substantially improve your chances of protection by also promoting vaccination to all those around you. Become an advocate in your community so that everyone for whom vaccination is recommended gets vaccinated each year, not only to protect yourself, but also the community at-large.

A Heart Healthy Lifestyle Includes Adult Vaccines

Along with Valentine’s Day, February is also American Heart Month, a great time to commit to a healthy lifestyle and make small changes that can lead to a lifetime of heart health. NFID reminds those with heart disease to stay up-to-date on all recommended vaccines, especially flu, pneumococcal, Tdap, and shingles…