Tag: Northern Hemisphere influenza vaccine

Flu report

I know that I hear plenty of excuses for not getting a flu shot. None of them are really worth their salt. Everyone really, really should get an annual flu shot. Period. End of discussion.   Looks like the flu is getting better. From CDC: Antigenic Characterization* CDC has antigenically characterized 1,281 influenza viruses [1,113 2009 H1N1 viruses, 118 influenza A (H3N2) viruses, and 50 influenza B viruses] collected by U.S. laboratories since October 1, 2013 by hemagglutination inhibition (HI). 2009 H1N1 [1,113]: 1,112 (99.9%) of 1,113 2009 H1N1 viruses tested were characterized as A/California/7/2009-like, the influenza A (H1N1) component of

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Errington C. Thompson, MD

Dr. Thompson is a surgeon, scholar, full-time sports fan and part-time political activist. He is active in a number of community projects and initiatives. Through medicine, he strives to improve the physical health of all he treats.


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