Debate on the compositions of influenza B in northern hemisphere seasonal influenza vaccines

ConclusionWhen applying quadrivalent influenza vaccines (QIVs) for vaccination, the recommendations of compositions for influenza B could be altered and assessed once in 3 or 4  years; when economic burden was considered intensively and TIVs were utilized, the recommended compositions for influenza B could be announced in April or May, rather than in February or March as now.
Source: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

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Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: China Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Medicine and Health Deaths (Fatalities) Politics and Government Travel and Vacations Lunar New Year Epidemics Viruses Airlifts Hubei Province (China) Wuhan (China) Source Type: news
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