Tag: Flu

Man With Flu-Like Symptoms Dies In ICE Processing Center

A man detained at an ICE facility in Florida died after being placed under medical observation for symptoms of the flu. The 52-year-old is the fourth person to die this fiscal year while in the custody of ICE.

Public Health April 7, 2019

Dogs, Other Companion Animals Are Potential Carriers Of Killer Flu Virus: Study

Pet owners, beware: a new study revealed that companion animals such as dogs and ferrets may be carriers of a new strain of influenza virus. The virus may potentially spread quickly if not prevented.

Public Health March 31, 2019

CDC Says Current Flu Season Is 'Relatively Long'

The 2018-2019 flu season continues to record high levels of influenza activities across the United States. The CDC does not expect the current flu season to wind down in the next couple of weeks.

Public Health March 24, 2019

Washing Hands Regularly Provides Good Protection From Flu

Proper handwashing is an easy and effective way to prevent the spread of the flu virus this season. To help the public avoid illnesses, the CDC has issued a guideline on how to properly wash the hands.

Public Health March 11, 2019

Iowa Health Officials Report First Child Death From Flu This Season

Iowa health officials revealed the death of a child in the state's latest flu weekly report. To prevent the spread of the disease, the state recommends getting a flu shot.

Public Health March 11, 2019

New Molecule Derived From Studying Anti-Bodies Could Result In More Effective Flu Treatment

A new treatment promises to offer long-term protection against the flu. Researchers are in the early stages of development of the drug which can bind and disable the areas of the influenza virus that remain constant in every strain.

Public Health March 9, 2019

Up To 7.3 Million Already Sick With Flu, Season Is So Far Milder Than Last Year's

Millions are already being affected by the ongoing flu season. That said, authorities say that this year's flu season is so far milder than last year's particularly harsh one.

Public Health January 12, 2019

Children's Hospital Wants To Restrict Young Visitors To Keep Flu At Bay

To prevent more children from contracting the flu, a hospital is temporarily restricting children under the age of 12 from visiting. The new policy will take effect this week as the 2018-2019 flu season continues to peak.

Public Health January 9, 2019

19 US States Now Beset With High Numbers Of Flu

The number of children who have died because of the flu has risen to 1, according to the most recent report of the CDC. Public health officials encourage everyone to get their vaccines.

Public Health January 5, 2019

4-Year-Old Boy Develops Rare Brain-Damaging Disease After Contracting The Flu

Andre Carson, a 4-year-old who loves basketball, developed acute necrotizing encephalopathy after he contracted the H1N1 flu virus. He is lucky to survive because 30 percent of those who contract the illness die.

Public Health December 26, 2018

FDA Approves New Flu Treatment Drug

The U.S. FDA has approved Xofluza to relieve symptoms of flu. It is the first antiviral drug for flu to be approved by the public health body in the past 20 years.

Medicine October 25, 2018

Flu Vaccination Very Important For Pregnant Women Says CDC

The CDC has published a report that revealed that pregnant women are 40 percent more at risk of hospitalization if they do not get their flu shot. Public health officials recommend that everyone gets vaccinated this month.

Public Health October 15, 2018

CDC Report Shows Over 80,000 Flu-Related Deaths In US Last Winter

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revealed that 80,000 people died of flu between 2017 and 2018. For the upcoming flu season, public health officials are stressing the importance of getting vaccinated.

Public Health September 28, 2018

Trays Used By Airport Security Contain More Germs Than Airport Toilets, Says Study

A study has revealed a dirty truth: airports are teeming with viruses that cause respiratory diseases. Researchers found influenza A and other viruses on surfaces inside of the airport, most commonly on plastic trays at the security checkpoint.

Public Health September 7, 2018

How To Prepare Your Family For The Flu Season

The CDC has issued a guideline to prevent contracting and spreading the flu this fall and winter. The first line of defense is to get vaccinated by September or October before flu season begins.

Public Health September 6, 2018

Nasal Spray Flu Vaccine Back On CDC Approved List

The CDC has finally approved the nasal spray version of the influenza vaccine in time for flu season this year. People aged 2 years and older can get vaccinated.

Medicine August 26, 2018

New Flu Vaccine Works Better Than Typical Flu Shot, But Only A Little

The United States is trying to create a new kind of vaccine that works better in protecting people against influenza. Flucelvax, a vaccine made in cell cultures instead of chicken eggs, could be the answer.

Medicine June 22, 2018

Researchers Will Give You $3,500 To Get The Flu And Stay At ‘Hotel Influenza’

Researchers from Saint Louis University have a crazy proposition: stay in this hotel for 10 days, get infected with influenza, then receive $3,500 when it’s all over. Up for the challenge?

Public Health June 9, 2018

U.S. Life Expectancy Drops As Death Rate Continues To Grow

According to the CDC, the U.S. life expectancy rate has dropped for the third-straight year in 2017. The death rates apparently rose due to certain diseases, including the flu and pneumonia.

Public Health May 24, 2018

Childhood Leukemia Can Be Prevented And More Than Likely Triggered By Common Infections Such As Flu

Children who are more exposed to other children and not kept in a "ultra-clean" environment or more less likely to develop acute lymphoblastic leukemia. The new findings were based on research that has been collected for the past 30 years.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 22, 2018

Bill Gates Pledges $12 Million For Universal Flu Vaccine: Here Are Other Ways Microsoft Founder Is Saving Lives

Microsoft founder Bill Gates is donating money for research on universal flu vaccine. The billionaire is known to embark on philanthropic efforts that are improving health and saving lives.

Public Health April 30, 2018

CDC Warns Against Incoming Second Wave Of Flu, Which Will Be More Severe For Kids

The flu season in the United States has peaked, but parents should not yet let their guard down. According to the CDC, a second wave of the flu is incoming, and it may be more severe for younger children.

Public Health March 28, 2018

The Window Seat May Be The Only Place On A Plane To Avoid Catching The Flu

New research revealed which parts of a plane's seating arrangement in relation to someone with the flu should be avoided. It has found that the window seat may be the best place to be to avoid catching the symptoms.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 20, 2018

CDC Says The 2017-18 Flu Season Has Peaked, But Deaths Continue

The CDC says the flu season has peaked, and cases are starting to decline, signaling the end of one of America’s most deadliest flu periods. However, there will still be weeks and weeks of flu ahead.

Public Health March 5, 2018

NIAID Plans To Develop A Universal Influenza Vaccine

With the influenza virus constantly mutating, the next influenza season may bring in more deaths. Fortunately, a universal flu virus by the NIH’s NIAID is coming soon with an efficiency of 75 percent.

Medicine March 3, 2018

Florida Teen's Flu Symptoms Turned Out To Be Stage 4 Cancer

Hunter Brady, a 16-year-old teenager from Tampa, Florida, was initially diagnosed with the flu. Unfortunately, his condition turned out to be far worse, as he is now battling against stage 4b Hodgkin's lymphoma.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 28, 2018

CDC Says Flu Season Appears To Have Peaked, But Activity Levels Still High

It appears the United States has gotten through one of the worst flu season s in recent memory. New data from the CDC shows that hospitalization rates from flu-related cases are on the decline.

Public Health February 24, 2018

Nasal Flu Vaccine FluMist OK To Use Again, Advisers Say

A federal advisory group gave doctors a go-ahead to use the nasal flu vaccine spray FluMist for 2018-2019 flu season. This will be an added protection for citizens as the brutal flu outbreak continues to claim more lives.

Public Health February 22, 2018

The Deadly Flu Season Has Killed 84 Children In The United States

This year, 84 children have died from the flu in the United States, according to the CDC. It's been reported that the flu season could last several more weeks, leading into spring. Here are the symptoms of the flu.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 19, 2018

Biggest Reasons Why Washing Your Hands Is So Important

From the office to school and hospitals, germs are everywhere. Leading thousands of people to get hospitalized this year. Here are the biggest reasons why washing your hands is so important for your health.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 16, 2018

This Year's Flu Vaccine Is More Effective In Young Children, CDC Says

Are your children already vaccinated for the flu? Recent data published by the CDC show that this year’s vaccines are actually more than 50 percent effective in protecting younger patients.

Public Health February 16, 2018

Family Of Toddler Who Died From Flu Wonders If Vaccination Could Have Saved Her

A 3-year old from Muncie, Indiana, who never had a flu shot, died this week. The girl's family is so devastated, they are now doubting their earlier decision not to have the kid vaccinated.

Public Health February 15, 2018

Texas Teacher Dies From Flu: Antiviral Drugs Are Too Expensive, She Claimed Before Death

The deadly flu season in the United States has taken another life. A schoolteacher in Texas passed away early February after suffering from flu complications.

Medicine February 13, 2018

Deadly Flu Season In Full Swing, Up To 4,000 Weekly Deaths Recorded

Latest updates from the CDC show that the flu season is set to make all-high records and it hasn't even peaked yet. More than 40,000 deaths were recorded and the numbers are still on the rise.

Public Health February 12, 2018

CDC Says The Flu Season Has Gotten As Bad As The Swine Flu In 2009

This year’s flu season has killed many, and it’s still ongoing just when experts thought it's hit peak levels. Now, it’s apparently as bad as the swine flu years ago.

Public Health February 10, 2018

Special UV Light May Kill Flu Viruses And Prevent Spread Of Diseases In Public Places

The Far-UVC light can kill airborne pathogens in public places without causing damage to skin tissues. What makes it better than vaccine when it comes to preventing the spread of diseases?

Public Health February 10, 2018

Nurse Rants About The Flu In Epic Viral Video: ‘Wash Your Stinking Hands’

A nurse from Florida has taken to Facebook to express her frustrations about people who aren’t taking the necessary precautions to stop the spread of flu. Her sass has drawn both the ire and praise of various audiences.

Viral February 4, 2018

LOOK: These Twin Toddlers Battling The Flu Comfort Each Other With A Hug

Two young boys battling the flu had a moment of comfort, which was shared to the world thanks to social media. The twins are just two of the many affected by the current flu season.

Public Health February 3, 2018

Family Blames Tamiflu For 16-year-Old Teen's Suicide

A day after starting his flu treatment, Charlie Harp took his own life. This tragedy happened so suddenly and his family could only think of one culprit behind his strange death.

Public Health February 2, 2018

Philadelphia Eagles Battling Deadly Flu Ahead Of Super Bowl LII

The Philadelphia Eagles have been hit with the deadly flu ahead of Super Bowl 2018. Coach Doug Pederson, cornerback Ronald Darby, and tackle Tim Jernigan reportedly got sick.

Public Health February 2, 2018

Georgia Teen Initially Tested Negative For Flu, But Dies A Few Days After

Days after testing negative for flu, 15-year-old Georgia teen Kira Molina, died due to liver failure. Her death was a complication of the deadly flu spreading across the country.

Public Health February 2, 2018

Feeling Sick? Here Are The Most Common Cold And Flu Symptoms

Feeling like you might be coming down with the common cold or flu? Here's a guide on how to tell the difference between common cold and flu symptoms.

Public Health January 29, 2018

This Flu Season Could Be The Worst In 15 Years

The current flu season is shaping to be one of the worst according to the CDC. Brace for more weeks of this fierce epidemic that has spread across 49 states and has affected more than 80,000 people.

Public Health January 28, 2018

Woman With Flu Symptoms Diagnosed With Flesh-Eating Disease

A woman initially diagnosed with the flu contracted a rare flesh-eating disease called necrotizing fasciitis. Here's what you need to know about this rare bacterial infection.

Public Health January 23, 2018

Tamiflu Side Effects: 6-Year-Old Tried To Jump Out The Window, And It's Not The Only Reported Case

It appears flu medicine Tamiflu (oseltamivir) can have some serious side effects, which may include psychosis. A 6-year-old girl tried to jump out the window after taking the drug, and other reported cases of side effects include a dozen deaths.

Public Health January 15, 2018

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