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  • How to prevent the flu

    Influenza (flu) season happens every year. It starts in the fall and continues into the spring. Flu is a potentially serious illness that can lead to a few days of feeling bad and missing work, or it may result in more serious health complications.
  • AFRL’s Epidemiology Lab supports world health officials in flu vaccine development

    The United States is currently in the midst of influenza season, but the medical readiness of Airmen across the Air Force is being supported by a DoD-wide respiratory pathogen surveillance program located at the United States Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is reporting 19 million cases, 180,000 hospitalizations, and 10,000 deaths in the U.S. alone.
  • Why immunizations and antibiotics matter for patient safety

    As the temperature gets cooler, contagious illness like influenza (flu) begin to spread. To help prevent illness in the first place, many awareness campaigns in November and December focus on the use of vaccines and antibiotics. Antibiotic Awareness Week, National Handwashing Awareness Week and National Influenza Vaccination Week are a few campaigns that will be trending in social media in the coming weeks.
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