USA Today: A new study has cast doubt on the effectiveness of Tamiflu and Relenza, two popular drugs in the fight against influenza with researchers saying one of them ‘may be no better than other symptom relief medications.’
CDC: Flu spreads to 47 US states, but may be starting to wane
Flu activity remains high across the US, but there are signs this year’s bad season may be waning in some areas, NBC News reports.
Forty-seven states reported widespread flu activity as of the week ending Jan. 5, up from 41 the previous week. Twenty-four states and New York City reported high levels of flu, but that was down from 29 states the week before, according to new data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Photo: Russell Waddley of Miami receives a flu shot in early December from Alina Pastoriza Garcia at a CVS pharmacy’s MinuteClinic. (Joe Raedle / Getty Images file)