Infectious disease

A flu shot being administered. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)

More kids protected from flu; CDC says keep it up

WASHINGTON (AP) — More children than ever got vaccinated against the flu last year, and health officials urged families Thursday to do even better this time around. Far too many young and middle-aged adults still […]

09/26/2013

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Flu shot season begins

PASADENA (CNS) – Starting Saturday, Kaiser Permanente will offer flu vaccines at clinics across Southern California. “The flu is a highly contagious respiratory infection that can cause serious complications, even lead to death,” said Dr. […]

09/25/2013

Doctor

New test aims to better detect viral infections

WASHINGTON (AP) — It happens too often: A doctor isn’t sure what’s causing someone’s feverish illness but prescribes antibiotics just in case, drugs that don’t work if a virus is the real culprit. Now Duke […]

09/18/2013

West Nile Virus

West Nile virus confirmed in Long Beach

LONG BEACH (CNS) – Long Beach health officials today confirmed the city’s first case of West Nile virus and urged residents to take precautions to avoid infection. The resident who contracted the virus was briefly […]

09/11/2013

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Fever hits thousands in parched West farm region

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — California and federal public health officials say valley fever, a potentially lethal but often misdiagnosed disease infecting more and more people around the nation, has been on the rise as warming […]

05/05/2013

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Flu activity widespread in Calif., 5 deaths so far

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California health officials say flu activity is now widespread throughout the state, and one new death in people under 65 has been reported, bringing this season’s death toll to five people.

01/17/2013

Flu vaccine vial

Flu season came early but too soon to say it’s bad

NEW YORK (AP) — The flu season arrived early in the U.S. this year, but health officials and experts say it’s too early to say this will be a bad one. Of course, if you got it, you may disagree!

01/10/2013

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