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We’re going on Week 22 of flu season, and no, it’s not necessarily too late to get your shot. Here’s what you should know.
You’ve heard of bird (avian) flu and swine flu. New research published in Nature identified influenza viruses in South American bats that could pass to humans.
Certain bacteria in the respiratory system — specifically in the nose and throat — could impact your susceptibility to the flu, according to a study.
People at increased risk for flu complications should be tested and receive antiviral therapy as soon as possible if they experience flu-like symptoms.
African-American teens get flu vaccines at lower rates than white or Hispanic adolescents and teens have lower flu shot rates than other age groups overall.
New research shows that getting an annual flu shot reduces the risk of premature death from heart failure, particularly in patients 65 and older who already have compromised circulation and other health complications.
People who are significantly underweight and those who are morbidly obese are at increased risk for serious complications and hospitalization from the flu.
The FDA approved baloxavir marboxil (Xofluza) for acute influenza without complications in people over 12 who’ve had flu symptoms for no more than 48 hours.
Each flu season brings new strains of the virus that are unpredictable. Getting a flu shot is safe and it is the very best way to protect yourself and others.