triple threat virus

triple threat virus

Early in the COVID pandemic, surges in other seasonal respiratory viruses such as influenza and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) were well below normal levels, likely due to mask use and other precautions taken to treat to quell the spread of SARS-CoV-2. But in the third year of the pandemic, as the public has largely abandoned … Read more

Influenza activity peaked without a rise in cases after the holidays, but respiratory virus season is still in full swing

Influenza activity peaked without a rise in cases after the holidays, but respiratory virus season is still in full swing

CNN — The flu is still very common in the US, but the first wave of the season, which swept the country weeks earlier than usual, appears to have peaked. The weeks after the holiday break brought sustained high levels of transmission and hospitalization, but flu activity does not appear to have increased as many … Read more

Influenza activity peaked without a rise in cases after the holidays, but respiratory virus season is still in full swing

Influenza activity peaked without a rise in cases after the holidays, but respiratory virus season is still in full swing

CNN — The flu is still very common in the US, but the first wave of the season, which swept the country weeks earlier than usual, appears to have peaked. The weeks after the holiday break brought sustained high levels of transmission and hospitalization, but flu activity does not appear to have increased as many … Read more

As the flu subsides, Covid-19 again shows signs of a winter peak

As the flu subsides, Covid-19 again shows signs of a winter peak

CNN — First, respiratory virus season led us to worry about RSV, and then the flu. Now, Covid-19, which had taken a backseat to those viruses, is once again becoming a threat, and health officials are urging people to stay vigilant. Not make mistakes. Cold and flu season is still in full swing in the … Read more

Cold and Flu Medications: Shortages Continue This Season

Cold and Flu Medications: Shortages Continue This Season

CNN — Experts say there will likely be a post-holiday surge in the number of respiratory viruses, and that could put even more pressure on supplies of some drugs that have been hard to find amid a season of serious illness. Children’s pain and fever medications can be the hardest products to find. Pharmacies say … Read more

Respiratory viruses could spike after the holidays, public health experts warn

Respiratory viruses could spike after the holidays, public health experts warn

CNN — There is growing concern among infectious disease and public health experts that the US could face even more respiratory infections in January. It is “highly likely” that respiratory viruses will spread further after holiday gatherings and New Year’s Eve celebrations, said Dr. William Schaffner, a professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases at … Read more

Flu Season Came Early and Hit Tennessee Hard According to Federal and State Reports | Community

Flu Season Came Early and Hit Tennessee Hard According to Federal and State Reports |  Community

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Researchers make important strides toward a potential universal flu vaccine

Researchers make important strides toward a potential universal flu vaccine

CNN — The flu continues its early and severe attack across the United States, but there is some hopeful news for future flu seasons. In a significant step, researchers recently said they have been able to immunize animals against all 20 known strains of influenza A and B viruses, marking an important step toward the … Read more

Researchers make important strides toward a potential universal flu vaccine

Researchers make important strides toward a potential universal flu vaccine

CNN — The flu continues its early and severe attack across the United States, but there is some hopeful news for future flu seasons. In a significant step, researchers recently said they have been able to immunize animals against all 20 known strains of influenza A and B viruses, marking an important step toward the … Read more

Dog flu and other viruses that make dogs sick are spreading

Dog flu and other viruses that make dogs sick are spreading

Cold and flu season isn’t just affecting humans, dog flu and other viruses that make dogs sick, like pneumovirus, are also spreading. “Most dogs will experience 10 to 14 days with a runny nose and cough,” explained veterinarian Cynda Crawford of the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine. “But there is a significant subset … Read more