Monday, 28 October 2013

Influenza deaths amongst children...



Influenza-associated paediatric mortality data.
US CDC FluView. Click to enlarge.
I'm a little bogged down in feeling sorry for myself (no new grants in 2013), paper writing, grant planning/duck aligning just now - but I'm keep an eye on Twitter for gems like this one.

Over on his blog, Avian Flu Diary, Mike Coston has a great summary of some papers and a recent study that serve to highlight the importance of vaccinating children against influenza virus. It's a virus that can kill especially among, but not limited to, those with comorbidities. Influenza is a vaccine-preventable disease.

Have a read of the whole article at http://afludiary.blogspot.com.au/2013/10/pediatrics-influenza-associated.html.