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  • Tamiflu hard to find this flu season

    Tamiflu hard to find this flu season
    Forget "Frozen" dolls and Minecraft gear. This year's hot holiday item has been Tamiflu. And just like desperate parents scrambling to find toys on Christmas Eve, area patients have had to shop around to find the antiviral drug. The medication can't...
  • Notes and notables

    Squash that bug Here we are again, battling a statewide flu bug. The Virginia Department of Health reports a sharp spike in flu-related illnesses, particularly in Northern Virginia and in the Eastern Region where we live. It's "widespread," according to...
  • Two pediatric flu-related deaths reported in Virginia's Eastern Region

    Two pediatric flu-related deaths reported in Virginia's Eastern Region
    Two children in Virginia have died from flu-related illnesses. "Both deaths occurred in preschool-aged children in the Eastern Region," Maribeth Brewster, spokeswoman for the Virginia Department of Health, confirmed Tuesday. This follows the report of...
  • Flu prevention — just do it

    Flu prevention — just do it
    Last week the flu invaded my house. It wasn't pretty. We're talking sneezing, coughing, vomiting children with fevers for the better part of four days. Add to that, cranky and worn out. That was me, not the kids. My little ones were too tired to...
  • FDA approves BioCryst's intravenous flu drug

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved BioCryst Pharmaceuticals Inc's single-dose flu drug, in what the company says is the agency's first ever approval for an intravenous drug to fight influenza. The drug is intended for adults with acute...
  • First flu death of season for L.A. County is Pomona Valley woman

    First flu death of season for L.A. County is Pomona Valley woman
    Health officials have reported the first death associated with flu in Los Angeles County for the 2014-15 influenza season. The patient was an elderly woman who lived in the Pomona Valley and suffered from underlying medical conditions, the Los Angeles...
  • Tests can help determine which flu vaccine is safe for patient with allergies

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Last year, I had an allergic reaction (swollen lips and face, itching around the neck and jawline) after getting a flu shot. Since then, I've discovered that I'm allergic to thimerosal. Is it safe for me to get the vaccine this year?...
  • Flu season hitting hard, especially in suburban schools

    Flu season hitting hard, especially in suburban schools
    The reports from school districts have rolled in daily to Chicago-area health departments, and the graphs on the weekly influenza charts are soaring upward. Flu season has arrived, earlier than usual and packing a punch that has sent hundreds of...
  • Flu bug leads to high absentee rate in Oak Park elementary schools

    Flu bug leads to high absentee rate in Oak Park elementary schools
    Nearly 600 students and staff in Oak Park Elementary District 97 schools were absent on Monday due to illness, with most suffering from flu-like symptoms, district officials said. A total of 563 students — or 9.5 percent of those currently...
  • Temporada de influenza puede ser severa

    Temporada de influenza puede ser severa
    ATLANTA - Datos preliminares sobre la temporada de gripe o influenza mantienen en alerta a las autoridades sanitarias, que indican que podría ser "severa", y por eso instan al público a vacunarse. "Es demasiado pronto para decir de forma segura que va a...
  • Flu is widespread in Illinois, with a school closing for 2 days

    Flu is widespread in Illinois, with a school closing for 2 days
    Teresa Maher puts getting a flu shot on her to-do list every autumn. So after procrastinating until Monday evening after work, Maher was among at least a dozen people who checked in throughout the day at the Walgreens pharmacy at State and Randolph...