Severe Influenza Season of 2017-2018 is a Somber Reminder of Why Flu is One of the World’s Greatest Public Health Challenges, according to CDC

On February 2, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)  published the statistics of influenza hospitalizations and fatalities for the week ending January 27, 2018, or Week 4 of the 2017-2018 Influenza Season. As of January 27, the CDC reports 16 additional pediatric deaths related to the flu, which brings the total number of …

Hurricane Maria Devastates Puerto Rican Suppliers of Critical Mini-Bags, Flu Could Exacerbate the Shortage

On August 25, 2017, Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas as a Category 4 storm, setting a rainfall record in the Lone Star State. Then, on September 8, Category 3 Irma plowed into Florida, having devastated Cuba just days before as a Category 5 storm. Finally, on September 20, Puerto Rico took a direct hit …