1918 Flu Pandemic Commemoration

By Newsroom America Feeds at 30 Mar 2018

This year marks 100 years since the 1918 influenza pandemic, the most severe pandemic in recent history CDC https://www.cdc.govInfluenza (Flu)

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Weekly U.S. Influenza Surveillance Report https://www.cdc.gov/flu/weekly/index.htm#ILIMap

Weekly U.S. Influenza Surveillance Report

CDC's Influenza Division produces a weekly influenza surveillance report, FluView. According to this week's report (March 18-24), seasonal influenza activity decreased in the United States. Four states still experienced high Influenza Like Illness (ILI) activity levels.

Learn More https://www.cdc.gov/flu/weekly/index.htm#ILIMap

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1918 Flu Pandemic Commemoration https://www.cdc.gov/flu/pandemic-resources/1918-commemoration/index.htm

1918 Flu Pandemic Commemoration

This year marks 100 years since the 1918 influenza pandemic, the most severe pandemic in recent history. CDC will commemorate the 1918 pandemic with a series of events, exhibits, and communication activities in remembrance of the pandemic and to mark the progress made in pandemic flu preparedness and response.

Learn More https://www.cdc.gov/flu/pandemic-resources/1918-commemoration/index.htm

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Understanding Flu Viruses https://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/viruses/types.htm https://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/qa/vaccineeffect.htm

Understanding Flu Viruses

There are two main types of influenza virus https://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/viruses/index.htm: Types A and B. The influenza A and B viruses that routinely spread in people (human influenza viruses) are responsible for seasonal flu epidemics each year. Over the course of a flu season, different types (A & B) and subtypes (influenza A) of influenza circulate and cause illness.

Learn More https://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/viruses/types.htm

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