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  • H3N2 viruses fuel 'epidemic' levels of flu season deaths, CDC says

    H3N2 viruses fuel 'epidemic' levels of flu season deaths, CDC says
    Deaths due to influenza and pneumonia have hit “epidemic” levels in the U.S. as flu activity became widespread in 36 states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Officials reported 837 flu and pneumonia deaths to...
  • CDC: Flu season deaths have hit 'epidemic' levels

    CDC: Flu season deaths have hit 'epidemic' levels
    Deaths due to influenza and pneumonia have hit "epidemic" levels in the U.S. as flu activity became widespread in 36 states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Officials reported 837 flu and pneumonia deaths to the CDC...
  • Earlier, more severe flu season hits Maryland

    Earlier, more severe flu season hits Maryland
    It's shaping up to be a nasty flu season, with an earlier start and more severe cases, according to hospitals that have begun limiting visitors in an attempt to stem infections. On Monday, Anne Arundel Medical Center became the latest to bar children and...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Even though this year's flu shot isn't as effective, vaccination still urged

    Even though this year's flu shot isn't as effective, vaccination still urged
    A new strain of the influenza virus is causing some concern among health officials. The national Centers for Disease Control has reported the flu is widespread in more than 20 states, including Pennsylvania. "The concern is that the flu season this year...
  • Hartford Archbishop May Have Flu, Was Unable To Celebrate Midnight Mass

    Hartford Archbishop May Have Flu, Was Unable To Celebrate Midnight Mass
    HARTFORD — Hartford Archbishop Leonard Blair fell ill Christmas Eve and was not able to celebrate the midnight mass at the Cathedral of St. Joseph. Archdiocese spokeswoman Maria Zone said the archbishop has symptoms of the flu and is taking...
  • 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...
  • 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?...
  • CDC: Dominance of H3N2 viruses may portend more deaths this flu season

    CDC: Dominance of H3N2 viruses may portend more deaths this flu season
    The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has a warning for Americans: Get ready for a potentially nasty flu season. So far this flu season, the influenza strains most active in the U.S. are versions of H3N2 viruses, Dr. Tom Frieden...