Flu News Friday: The Latest in Influenza Vaccines

October 16, 2020

FAQs for the 2020–2021 flu season available here. Weekly surveillance for the 2020–2021 flu season is available here; currently, seasonal flu activity is low.

Burden estimates for the 2019–2020 flu season: 39,000,000–56,000,000 flu illnesses, 18,000,000–26,000,000 flu medical visits, 410,000–740,000 flu hospitalizations, and 24,000–62,000 flu deaths.

Surveillance for COVID-19 is available on COVIDView.

H7N9 Influenza Virus. Source: CDC Public Health Image Library

University of Arkansas / October 16, 2020

Nükhet Varlik, The Conversation / October 14, 2020

Ward et al., The Lancet / October 13, 2020

van de Ken et al., Communications Biology / October 9, 2020

Davis et al., Science / October 9, 2020

Kim et al., Expert Opinion on Drug Discovery / October 8, 2020

Al-Halifa et al., Nanomaterials / October 7, 2020

Zykova et al., Viruses / October 6, 2020

Natasha Frost, Atlas Obscura / October 5, 2020

Campbell et al., Pediatrics / October 5, 2020

Gary Finnegan, Vaccines Today / September 22, 2020

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