Read recent news of interest from the world of infectious diseases, with a focus on COVID-19 and preparing for the 2020-2021 influenza (flu) season
As the US grapples with one of the worst public health crises of our lifetime, the consequences of years of underfunding US healthcare infrastructure and research and development are becoming all too clear. The infrastructure used for the COVID-19 response today is the same infrastructure that was built to address seasonal and pandemic influenza (flu) over the last two decades.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the US—each year, one in four deaths are caused by heart disease. American Heart Month is an ideal time to raise awareness about the importance of heart-healthy lifestyle choices, including annual influenza (flu) vaccination.
To raise awareness about the importance of annual flu vaccination, NFID participated in two recent Twitter chats to share valuable resources about flu prevention and treatment. Read more to view highlights of the chats…
Mark May, 2019 NFID #FightFlu ambassador and former Outland Trophy winner, urges football fans to get vaccinated and help spread awareness, not flu
It’s not too late to vaccinate—a strong flu vaccine recommendation from a healthcare professional makes a difference
Annual flu vaccination is the best way to protect patients with diabetes from flu and serious long-term complications
NFID partnered with Metropolitan Fashion Week LA to spread awareness about flu prevention as part of an annual awareness campaign
US Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex M. Azar II led by example at the 2019 NFID Annual Influenza/Pneumococcal Disease News Conference in Washington, DC to urge everyone age 6 months and older to get vaccinated against flu each year
As part of an annual campaign to increase awareness about the importance of influenza (flu) prevention, NFID kicked off its 2019-2020 flu season awareness activities at the 8th Annual Flu Awareness Night at Nationals Park
Most pregnant women get lots of advice to ensure that both they and their baby are healthy. One of the most important pieces of advice should be to get vaccinated against preventable diseases which are more dangerous for them and their newborns than other individuals…
Like most children’s hospitals, Children’s of MN received a high number of infectious diseases cases this flu season and sadly, four children died in our hospital of influenza this year, also a new record…They were toddlers to teens, healthy and with chronic conditions, and mostly unvaccinated.