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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

Some Schools In At Least 12 States Close Due To Flu Outbreaks

States such as Alabama, Idaho, and North Carolina have lost one or more school days because of flu outbreaks. At least 12 state districts have canceled classes this flu season.

Public Health January 26, 2019

Rebecca Hendricks, Mom Of 5-Year-Old Who Died From Flu, Now Warning Others Of Flu Dangers

The mother of a child who had died from the flu is warning others of its dangers. She founded an organization that aims to educate people about the flu.

Public Health January 11, 2019

Flu Cases On The Rise, 11 Pediatric Deaths Already Reported

The CDC states that flu cases are already on the rise in the United States for the 2018-2019 flu season. The 11 flu-related pediatric deaths have already been reported.

Public Health December 29, 2018

41 Percent Of American Adults Skipping Flu Vaccine This Year: Survey

Nearly half of American adults are planning to skip the flu vaccine this season, according to a survey. Are they putting other people at risk?

Public Health December 7, 2018

First Death Of 2018-2019 Flu Season Confirmed By Los Angeles Authorities

The first flu death of the 2018-2019 flu season has been reported in Los Angeles. The person who died was an elderly resident with health conditions.

Public Health December 1, 2018

How To Keep You Family Safe From West Nile Virus

The CDC has issued a guideline to help prevent the spread of West Nile Virus. A thousand people across the United States have been infected since the summer season started.

Public Health September 21, 2018

Flu Vaccines Recommended Ahead Of Flu Season: Is It Time To Vaccinate?

Is it too early to get the yearly vaccination against the flu? October is the recommended vaccination time, but some members of the community are recommended to get it earlier.

Public Health September 9, 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

New Anti-Flu Drugs To Combat Viral Mutations Using Alternative Mechanisms

Coming into the market are new anti-flu treatments that work faster even with a smaller dosage. Among them is a single pill wonder that would significantly reduce the occurrence of future outbreaks.

Public Health February 12, 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

Fitness Instructor 'In Good Health' Revealed To Have Died From The Flu

A fitness instructor's sudden death in early January is now known to have been caused by the influenza A (H1N1) virus. The current flu season is said to be just as bad as the 2009 swine flu pandemic.

Public Health February 11, 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

Hives Could Be A New Symptom Of Influenza

When her son came home scratching from school, a Nebraska mom had no idea that her son’s hives were already an indicator of a flu infection. She immediately took to social media to spread this important warning.

Public Health February 1, 2018

Influenza May Increase Risk Of Heart Attack By Six Times: Study

The influenza virus can cause more than just respiratory symptoms, a Canadian study found. Based on hospital records and flu test results, the infection puts a person at higher risk of having a heart attack.

Public Health January 26, 2018

6-Year-Old Flu Patient Dies Hours After Paramedics Said She Would Be OK

Just hours after the paramedics left their home, the little girl’s condition made a turn for the worst. Her flu progressed so rapidly all because she missed this one important form of protection.

Public Health January 24, 2018

Government Shutdown May Impact CDC Response To Flu Outbreak

A government shutdown is impending if the White House and Congress don’t reach a deal on a new budget by Friday, Jan. 25. This situation would cause shutdown of important services, including CDC’s emergency flu response.

Public Health January 20, 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

Two Boys In Ohio Killed By Flu: Get Your Babies And Children Flu Shots Right Away

Ohio health officials reported that two boys, with ages of one year old and four years old, died from the flu virus. Parents are urged to have flu shots administered to their babies and children.

Public Health January 11, 2018

21-Year-Old Bodybuilder Dies Of Flu Complications: Septic Shock Led To Organ Failure

Kyler Baughman, a 21-year-old bodybuilder from Pennsylvania, died of flu complications just days after he started feeling ill. He developed complications as his flu caused a septic shock, which in turn, led to organ failure.

Public Health January 11, 2018

Flu Vaccines May Not Work Because They Grow In Chicken Eggs

Flu vaccines, when allowed to grow in chicken eggs, undergo mutations that renders the vaccine ineffective. While not as effective as intended, experts still encourage the public to still get their flu shots.

Public Health November 7, 2017

Scientists Working On Better Flu Vaccine For Dogs

Researchers are working on improving canine flu vaccine. They are targeting the creation of the live-attenuated canine influenza vaccine, away from the killed or inactivated virus currently being used for canine shots.

Animals February 20, 2017

Flu Cases In Children Still On The Rise, Doctors Warn

Pediatric flu death is considered a key marker of a harsh flu season. Thus experts are closely watching flu cases in children in the current flu season, which is fast turning into a harsh one.

Public Health February 8, 2017

Flu Season Is In Full Swing: Here Are The Big 3 For Prevention, According To The CDC

The CDC highlights three actions to fight the bug this flu season: get the flu shot, implement preventive measures, and explore doctor-prescribed antiviral drugs.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 9, 2017

Flu Cases On The Rise: Experts Issue Vaccine Recommendations

Specialists issue vaccination recommendations against flu, since more cases have been recorded. The virus, A H3N2, is best avoided through vaccine and not other alternative means.

Public Health January 7, 2017

Scientists Develop Two Universal Flu Vaccines To Protect Against Future Pandemics

Flu season is here and the CDC is urging Americans to get vaccinated. Understanding the importance of flu vaccines, researchers have developed two universal formulations offering better, longer-lasting protection.

Medicine October 1, 2016

Everybody Urged To Get Flu Shots: Vaccine Expected To Provide More Protection Than Last Year’s

CDC said at least 171 million doses of flu vaccine are expected in 2015. CDC director Tom Frieden urged Americans to “just get one” for protection.

Life October 9, 2015

Flu Season In Washington Deadliest In 5 Years And Incidents Continue To Rise

The 2014-15 flu season the deadliest in the last five years. Around 120 people have died due to flu in Washington this season.

Life March 2, 2015

Scientists and Doctors May Soon Be Able To Forecast Flu Patterns

The flu season always brings problems but what if scientists and doctors could be a step ahead, predicting cases in advance with minimal error to aid how the U.S. could react? UC San Diego researchers say it’s possible.

Life February 3, 2015

Number of Flu Cases May Decline Soon but Inluenza Death Toll Continues to Rise

The flu season is about halfway through and the good news is new cases are dropping throughout the United States. The bad news? Reports of deaths are increasing.

Life January 31, 2015

CDC: Beat the Flu with Tamiflu and Other Antiviral Drugs

Public health officials stress the importance of antiviral medicines such as Tamiflu and Relenza this flu season because this year's vaccine provides reduced protection against the dominant strain.

Life January 10, 2015

Flu Epidemic Developing, Warns CDC: Flu Symptoms and What to Do if You Catch the Flu

Influenza is becoming an epidemic in the United States, the CDC has announced. Here are some tips on staying healthy this flu season.

Life January 2, 2015

Flu Season in Full Swing in Rhode Island

Despite flu vaccines, Rhode Island is experiencing an upswing in flu cases. Still, some protection is better than none, most especially when the flu season is starting to get into gear.

Life December 27, 2014

Severe Flu Season from October to May Predicted by the CDC

The flu season may regularly come but it’s never the same. A more severe strain of the influenza virus is making its rounds, highlighting the need for caution and vigilance.

Life December 10, 2014

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