influenza

Vials of flu vaccine. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

300 vials labeled influenza, dengue found at lab

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 […]

07/16/2014

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Flu deaths in California jump to 243

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 […]

02/15/2014

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Flu season starting a little more normally

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 […]

12/12/2013

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

Study: High-dose flu shot better protects seniors

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 […]

10/23/2013

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

LA County orders healthcare workers to get flu shots

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. […]

10/15/2013

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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First flu case reported in Long Beach

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 […]

09/24/2013

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CDC: 105 US children died this flu season

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.

03/22/2013

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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