Category: Flu

FDA Approves at-home Duel COVID and Flu Test

March 8th, 2023
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first at-home test that can be used to determine whether a person has the flu or COVID-19. Duel COVID and Flu Test Testing for the flu previously required a visit to a doctor’s office or urgent c… more »

The Common Cold can Help Prevent the Flu

September 16th, 2020
  Rhinovirus, the most frequent cause of common colds, can prevent the flu virus from infecting airways by jump-starting the body’s antiviral defenses, Yale researchers reported.   New Study on the Cold and Flu   The team studied three years of cl… more »

Flu Season Continues to Worsen

February 7th, 2018
This year’s tough flu season is continuing on and has already claimed the lives of at least 37 children in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The Flu Continues Influenza continues to be widespread in… more »

Early Start to Flu Season

December 20th, 2017
Flu season is off to an early start this year, according to researchers at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention Epidemic Intelligence Service. Flu Season Arrives Early A team of public health experts analyzed national data on flu… more »

Bad Flu Season for Australia Could Mean Bad Flu Season for U.S.

October 4th, 2017
A bad flu season in Australia is serving as a warning sign for the United States. Flu Hits Australia There has been two and a half times more flu cases reported to Australia’s National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System this year, compared with t… more »