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Wednesday, Jan 17, 2018

Century After Pandemic, Science Takes Its Best Shot at Flu

Century After Pandemic, Science Takes Its Best Shot at Flu

The descriptions are haunting. Some victims felt fine in the morning and were dead by night. Faces turned blue as patients coughed up blood. Stacked bodies outnumbered coffins. A century after one of history's...

Tuesday, Jan 16, 2018

'Flu Is Everywhere,' CDC Says as Virus Hits Its Peak

'Flu Is Everywhere,' CDC Says as Virus Hits Its Peak

Influenza is "in lots of places" right now and is peaking across the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday, NBC News reported. "Flu is everywhere in the U.S.

Tuesday, Jan 9, 2018

Flu-Related Deaths in California Up This Season: Officials

Flu-Related Deaths in California Up This Season: Officials

Flu-related deaths in California are higher than usual so far this season and most victims were not vaccinated, state health officials said Tuesday in urging residents to get flu shots.

Sunday, Jan 7, 2018

Packed Emergency Rooms, Deaths as Flu Hits California Hard

Packed Emergency Rooms, Deaths as Flu Hits California Hard

The flu has hit California so hard this season, pharmacies have run out of medicine to treat it, emergency rooms are packed and the death toll is rising.

Tuesday, Jan 16, 2018

Map: Weekly U.S. Flu Surveillance Report

Map: Weekly U.S. Flu Surveillance Report

Flu activity usually peaks in January and February, but the virus is hitting victims earlier than usual this flu season. Click here to see a flu surveillance map of the United States.

Sunday, Dec 3, 2017

Flu Is Spreading Fast This Season: Officials

Flu Is Spreading Fast This Season: Officials

This year’s flu season is off to a fast start and early indications suggest that it may be more severe than the previous season, NBC News reported. Widespread flu activity is currently in four states where last...

Monday, Jul 24, 2017

Needle Nightmares May Be a Thing of the Past

Needle Nightmares May Be a Thing of the Past

Routine vaccinations have long sparked fear from children, and even adults, but scientists are studying several alternatives to threateningly large needles.

Friday, Mar 17, 2017

Hundreds of Oxnard Students May Have Caught Norovirus

Hundreds of Oxnard Students May Have Caught Norovirus

As many as 500 students in the Rio School District in Oxnard may have been exposed to Norovirus, a highly contagious illness that causes nausea, diarrhea and fever.

Friday, Dec 2, 2016

LA County Reports First Under-65 Flu Death This Year

LA County Reports First Under-65 Flu Death This Year

A Los Angeles County patient was confirmed Thursday by state health officials as California's first flu-related death of a person under age 65 for the 2016-17 flu season.

Wednesday, Jun 22, 2016

FluMist Nasal Spray Vaccine Doesn't Work: Experts

FluMist Nasal Spray Vaccine Doesn't Work: Experts

Experts area saying the needle-free FluMist influenza vaccine has not protected against flu for years and should not be used this coming flu season, NBC News reported. The decision could nerve pediatricians...

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