WASHINGTON (AP) — The same federal scientist who found forgotten vials of smallpox at a federal lab earlier this month also uncovered over 300 additional vials, many bearing the names of highly contagious viruses and […]
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California health officials say that 243 people in the state have died from the flu this season, and authorities are investigating an additional 41 deaths this year as possibly flu-related. The […]
ATLANTA (AP) — Health officials say the flu season seems to be getting off to more normal start this year. Reports of the flu have been increasing, particularly in the South. But it’s nothing like […]
ATLANTA (AP) — A long-awaited study shows that a high-dose flu vaccine for seniors works better than the standard shot. Standard flu vaccines are only about 30 to 40 percent effective in people 65 and […]
LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Los Angeles County’s top public health official today ordered all healthcare personnel in acute care hospitals and other licensed medical facilities to get a flu shot or wear a protective mask. […]
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 […]
LONG BEACH (CNS) – Health officials today confirmed the first case of flu in Long Beach, prompting a call for residents to get vaccinated. “Everyone age 6 months and older should get the flu vaccine […]
NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials say the flu season is winding down, and it has killed 105 children — about the average toll. The flu season started earlier than usual and ended up being moderately severe.
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.