Flu

Feb 16, 2018
The flu hospitalization rate rose last week to 67.9 per 100,000 people, the highest rate for this point in the year since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention began enhanced surveillance of laboratory-confirmed flu hospitalizations during the H1N1 flu pandemic in 2009-2010. The H3N2…
Feb 9, 2018
The flu hospitalization rate rose last week to 59.9 per 100,000 people, the highest rate for this point in the year since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention began enhanced surveillance of laboratory-confirmed flu hospitalizations during the H1N1 flu pandemic in 2009-2010. The H3N2…
Feb 6, 2018
Experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will educate and update physicians, nurses and other clinicians on the 2017-2018 flu season during a webinar Feb. 8 at 2 p.m. ET. Hospitals are experiencing the busiest flu season since the H1N1 flu pandemic in 2009-2010. The H3N2…
Feb 2, 2018
The flu hospitalization rate rose last week to 51.4 per 100,000 people, the highest rate for this point in the year since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention began enhanced surveillance of laboratory-confirmed flu hospitalizations during the H1N1 flu pandemic in 2009-2010, CDC Acting…
Feb 1, 2018
Rural Hospital CEO Turns to Telemedicine Bryan Slaba, CEO of Wagner (SD) Community Memorial Hospital, has implemented a number of new telehealth programs to address the issues that physician shortages and rural climates create. Slaba, who was recently recognized with AHA’s 2018 Rural Leadership…
Jan 26, 2018
The flu hospitalization rate rose last week to 41.9 per 100,000 people, similar to the rate during the 2014-2015 season, when the same flu strain predominated, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported today. The H3N2 strain is associated with more hospitalizations and deaths in…
Jan 22, 2018
The flu hospitalization rate rose to 31.5 per 100,000 people in second week of January from 22.7 the prior week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Friday. That’s high but lower than the rate reported in the same week of the 2014-2015 season, the agency said. H3N2 A viruses are…
Jan 12, 2018
The flu hospitalization rate rose to 22.7 per 100,000 people in the first week of January from 17.7 the prior week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported today. Every state but Hawaii reported widespread flu activity, while the District of Columbia has local activity. H3N2 A…
Jan 2, 2018
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last week recommended treating all hospitalized, severely ill and high-risk patients who have suspected or confirmed influenza with antiviral medications as soon as possible. H3N2 A viruses are predominating this flu season, and in past seasons have…
Oct 12, 2016
The AHA and Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology will host a Twitter chat Monday, Oct. 17 on the important roles patients, families and health care professionals play in breaking the chain of infections. Topics will include hand hygiene, flu vaccination and antibiotic…