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CDC Predicted “Second Wave” of Influenza This Year

CDC Predicted “Second Wave” of Influenza This Year

Although spring is when the typical “flu season” ends, officials at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warned in mid-March 2018 that a “second wave” of influenza B virus appeared to be on the way and could cause more illness, especially among young children. News reports stated that the majority…

The Antibiotic Resistance Crisis and Vaccines

The Antibiotic Resistance Crisis and Vaccines

Ever since the discovery of the antibiotic commonly known as penicillin in the late-1920s, antibiotic drugs have transformed the face of modern medicine. Antibiotics have historically played an instrumental role in successfully treating bacterial infections. However, the overuse and misuse of these medications over the last…

CDC Calls for Antiviral Drug Use to Combat Flu

CDC Calls for Antiviral Drug Use to Combat Flu

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a public health advisory warning that the incidence of influenza infection, primarily with the virulent A(H3N2) strain, has been increasing rapidly over the last month.1 Historically, influenza A(H3N2) has been linked to an increased risk of hospitalizations…

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