influenza

Facebook launches new health tool

Facebook has launched a new feature to help track what preventive health screenings might be recommended for you based on your age and sex.

Most pregnant women aren't getting vaccinated, CDC warns

Most pregnant women in the United States don't get flu and whooping cough vaccines even though the shots are safe and recommended as part of routine prenatal care, a report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday.

Only half of Americans plan to get a flu shot this year

While 60% of adults think that the flu vaccine is the best preventive measure against flu-related deaths and hospitalizations, only 52% said they planned to get one this season, according to a survey by the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID).

CDC: 2018-19 flu season longer than usual

Lasting 21 weeks, the 2018-19 flu season was not only the longest in a decade, it was unusually marked by two separate waves of influenza A sickness, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed Thursday in a new report.