Study Shows Potential Benefits of Newer Flu Vaccines

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February 16, 2024

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Weekly U.S. Influenza Surveillance Report

Seasonal influenza activity remains elevated nationally, with increases in some parts of the country. Eight flu-related deaths in children were reported this week, bringing the total this season to 82. CDC continues to recommend flu vaccination at this time.

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First Human A(H5N1) Bird Flu Infections in Cambodia Reported for 2024

Cambodia has reported four human infections with highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) A(H5N1) (bird flu) viruses. The four infections occurred in an adult and in three children, one of whom died. The patients reported recent exposure to sick or dead poultry prior to their illness. The infections are not thought to pose a threat to the U.S. public at this time. CDC has guidance when around birds.
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Studies Suggest Flu Virus Infection Raises the Risk of Heart Attack

February is American Heart Month, a time when everyone is encouraged to focus on their cardiovascular health. A growing body of research suggests that flu virus infection could put some people at increased risk for a heart attack. One study found people were six times more likely to have a heart attack in the week after being diagnosed with flu. There is evidence that flu vaccination may help prevent some serious heart outcomes, including heart attacks in people with heart disease.
Q: Can children take #flu antiviral drugs? A: Yes. Your doctor will decide if your child needs antivirals and prescribe the best option depending on your child's age and health status. Learn more: Children and Flu Antiviral Drugs | CDC #FightFlu 

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