| Feb 13, 2015
State health officials say the flu season has claimed a fifth child victim in Minnesota, but other indicators show the influenza outbreak is fading.
The Minnesota Department of Health did not identify the latest victim or say where the death occurred....
| Feb 12, 2015
| 8:31 AM
I cringed the first time I saw The New Yorker measles cartoon.
A doctor stands over a small boy covered head to toe in red spots and tells his forlorn parents, "If you connect the measles it spells out 'My parents are idiots.'"
My initial cringe wasn'...
| Feb 16, 2015
| 11:18 AM
Flu is still active and widespread across the state, but the season has most likely reached its peak, according to the latest report from the state health department.
The majority of counties, including those in Central Florida, are reporting mild...
| Feb 14, 2015
The measles outbreak at a KinderCare day care center in Palatine and a separate case involving a student at Elgin Community College has raised questions for employers of all kinds looking to maintain a safe and healthy workplace.
KinderCare changed its...
| Feb 13, 2015
| 4:21 PM
MERIDEN — It was a tumultuous day Friday at Protein Sciences Corp. as the vaccine maker's executive chairman declared the firm was breaking off expansion talks with the state, but later, along with the CEO, suggesting the firm might reconsider.
| Feb 9, 2015
| 3:52 PM
STORRS (AP) -- UConn health officials have begun interviewing students affected by a flu-like illness on campus, hoping to pinpoint what led to the outbreak.
At least 10 UConn students have been treated over the last three days at nearby Windham...
| Feb 6, 2015
| 8:20 AM
SAN JUAN - Las autoridades de Puerto Rico declararon la existencia de una epidemia de gripe, o influenza, en la isla, después de que se hayan registrado un total de 3.124 casos en lo que va de año y 140 hospitalizaciones.
"Durante la primera semana...
| Feb 4, 2015
| 1:21 PM
The mother of Towson native and Rollins College (Fla.) lacrosse captain Will Hauver said her son died of complications from the flu.
Lyndall Hauver said her son, 22, began feeling ill Sunday and was found unresponsive a day later.
She said her...
| Jan 30, 2015
| 2:10 PM
Flu activity remains widespread across Florida, and it's still too early to tell if the season has reached its peak, according to the state health department.
The latest weekly flu report for the state shows that the majority of the counties had mild...
| Feb 1, 2015
| 6:30 PM
VOORHEES — Traditionally, the Flyer Flu invades the locker room, claims a few victims and is gone in several days.
But whatever Michael Raffl caught before the NHL All-Star Game was a much tougher bug.
General manager Ron Hextall said as much...
| Feb 10, 2015
| 4:32 PM
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy wanted to send a message that vaccinations are safe and important to national political foes. So on Friday, he sat for a flu shot and Tweeted a photo of it.
Unfortunately, another group also heard a message loud and clear:...