From NEW YORK TIMES | NOVEMBER 6, 2017
If you think you’ve been seeing mumps in the news more often in the past couple of years, you’re absolutely right. ‘Mumps outbreaks are on the rise,’ said Dr. Janell Routh…
From LOS ANGELES TIMES | NOVEMBER 6, 2017
Researchers have identified one more important reason flu shots don’t usually work very well — it’s because they are grown in chicken eggs.
Regan et. al Clinical Infectious Diseases
Mothers who received seasonal TIV during pregnancy were significantly less likely to experience stillbirth compared with unvaccinated mothers. These results support the safety of seasonal influenza immunization during pregnancy and suggest a protective effect.
Oboho et al. The Journal of Infectious Diseases
Pregnant women are at higher risk for serious illness and complications, including death, from influenza. For expectant mothers hospitalized with flu, early treatment with the influenza antiviral drug oseltamivir may shorten their time in the hospital, especially in severe cases, suggests a study published in The Journal of Infectious Diseases. The findings also underscore the importance of flu vaccination for this risk group.