Focus: Infection Control

Strain B influenza appearing earlier than usual this flu season

January 10, 2020

Health officials say they are seeing more of the influenza B strain earlier this flu season, according to an article on the WKBW website.

Strain A usually occurs around late December and early January.

"It is unusual. We are seeing the same thing here at our facilities where many of our patients admitted with influenza this year have actually had influenza B," said Dr. Kevin Shiley, Medical Director of Infection Prevention & Control at Mercy Hospital of Buffalo.

Shiley said they normally wouldn't see this strain until the end of the season, usually around March and April.

Read the article



See the latest posts on our homepage


Topic Area: Infection Control

Recent Posts
Recent Posts
Focus: HVAC

Seattle Children’s Hospital's mold issues spur class-action suit

Suit alleged hospital engaged in a coverup of problems


Focus: Infection Control

CDC: Flu case total nears 10 million

The flu has already killed 4,800 this season


Woman robbed, kidnapped from Louisiana hospital parking lot

Christus Shreveport-Bossier Health System said it will evaluate the safety of all of its campuses


Focus: Infection Control

Presence of pan-resistant C. auris growing in New York

A total of 427 of 911 nationwide confirmed cases are found in New York


Threats that could threaten disrupt security

Facilities managers must have resilience and security strategies to deal with disruptive new technologies


Post Comment


News & Updates • Webcast Alerts • Building Technologies

All fields are required.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.