The United States Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices votes for near universal recommendation for seasonal influenza vaccinationArchived
The United States Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), which advises the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on vaccine issues, voted to approve a new recommendation on February 24 to offer seasonal influenza vaccination to the whole population aged 6 months and older.
Influenza season 2010/11 – Norway’s risk assessment and revisited vaccine recommendationsArchived
An important conclusion from this process is that the current situation, with B viruses dominating (80%), is likely to continue through the season.
Knowledge, attitudes and practices of business travelers regarding influenza and the use of antiviral medicationArchived
This descriptive study evaluated knowledge, attitudes and practices of Swiss business travelers with regards to influenza and the use of anti-viral medication.
Influenza vaccination of health care workers in hospitals - a review of studies on attitudes and predictorsArchived
Influenza vaccination of healthcare workers (HCW) reduces the risk of infection, influenza-like illness, absenteeism and presenteeism among staff and appears to prevent nosocomial infections and associated morbidity and mortality among their patients.
Influenza A(H1N1)2009 and vascular thrombosis - report of a case seriesArchived
This retrospective cohort study, carried out in two hospitals in Toronto , Canada, looked for thrombotic events in all hospitalised patients with confirmed pandemic A(H1N1)2009 influenza. It then went on to describe the nature of these vascular events and the associated factors. The publication has single illustrative a case report and a case series with a retrospective cohort study.
ECDC – VAESCO investigation into narcolepsyArchived
This initiative was taken following the indication of a potential association between the 2009 pandemic influenza A(H1N1) monvalent vaccine and the occurrence of narcolepsy following reports, especially in children from Finland and Sweden.
Two Influenza Education Innovations from the United StatesArchived
Details of two innovative initiatives designed by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to increase awareness of influenza and seasonal influenza were recently published on the CDC website.
Interpreting trends in consultations for influenza disease – varying ‘multipliers’Archived
Three articles in one issue of Eurosurveillance all relate to recent experience with monitoring influenza illness in the community.