Month: February 2020

February 20, 2020 – Today, CDC published new interim flu vaccine effectiveness (VE) estimates for the 2019-2020 flu season. So far this season, flu vaccines are reducing doctor’s visits for flu illness by almost half (45%). This is consistent with estimates of flu vaccine effectiveness (VE) from previous flu seasons that ranged 40%-60% when flu
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Feb 6, 2020 – Experts in CDC’s Influenza Division have developed a portable flu laboratory that can sequence the influenza genome and analyze flu A viruses in real-time and on site during an outbreak. The kit, called Mia (Mobile Influenza Analysis), brings influenza sequencing technology out of the laboratory and into the field—cutting the time
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