Tuesday, January 23, 2018

CDC 2012-2013 Flu Season

Originally Published August 31, 2012; Last Updated January 23, 2018; Last Republished January 23, 2018:

The 2012-2013 2017-2018 Flu Season is upon us and our CDC has announced its virus composition: A/California/7/2009 (H1N1)pdm09-like virus; A/Victoria/361/2011 (H3N2)-like virus; B/Wisconsin/1/2010-like virus (from the B/Yamagata lineage of viruses).

The 2012-2013-vaccine composition does not cover virus H3N2v so if you're around pigs or around someone that is around pigs you may want to mention this fact to your doctor—as of August 31, 2012 there have been 289 cases (2012) of H3N2v cases reported by CDC.


UPDATED 01/09/2018 CDC, 2017-2018 Influenza Season Week 52 ending December 30, 2017
Wikipedia, Influenza A virus subtype H3N2
Influenza Research Database (IRD)
NCBI, Influenza Virus Resource


UPDATED 01/23/2018 Reuters, U.S. CDC Director Urges Flu Vaccinations as Pediatric Deaths Mount
UPDATED 01/16/2018 CDPH, Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses Weekly Report, California Influenza Surveillance Program
UPDATED 01/09/2018 STAT, ‘The problem child of seasonal flu’: Beware this winter’s virus
UPDATED 10/10/2013 CDC, What You Should Know for the 2013-2014 Influenza Season and CDC, Quadrivalent Influenza Vaccine and CDC, Influenza Vaccines — United States, 2013–14 Influenza Season
UPDATED 07/25/2013 CDC, Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza A(H7N3) Virus in Poultry Workers, Mexico, 2012
UPDATED 12/10/2013 NYT, Flu Widespread, Leading a Range of Winter’s Ills
UPDATED 11/22/2012 FDA, FDA approves first seasonal influenza vaccine manufactured using cell culture technology

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