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  • Never Mind Ebola — It's Flu That's Dangerous

    Never Mind Ebola — It's Flu That's Dangerous
    People lost their minds last fall when four people in the United States were diagnosed with Ebola. Four. Only one of the four succumbed to the devastating disease. The others were cured. Folks were calling for travel bans. They were demanding...
  • Just how ineffective is this year's flu shot? CDC experts do the math

    Just how ineffective is this year's flu shot? CDC experts do the math
    If you think this year’s flu shot is worthless, think again: People who got vaccinated this fall or winter have been 23% less likely than their unvaccinated peers to come down with a flu-like illness bad enough to send them to the doctor,...
  • Avian flu detected at Central Valley farm

    Avian flu has been detected among a flock of turkeys at a Central Valley ranch operated by Foster Farms, authorities said. The influenza virus was found at one of the company's facilities in Stanislaus County. In a statement, the company said no...
  • 'Widespread' flu continues in Virginia

    'Widespread' flu continues in Virginia
    While flu season rages on in Virginia — marking more than three weeks at "widespread," the highest level accorded by the state Department of Health — health-care professionals in Hampton Roads haven't changed their advice. They continue to...
  • UConn Health Officials Investigate Outbreak Of Flu-Like Illness

    UConn Health Officials Investigate Outbreak Of Flu-Like Illness
    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...
  • Be alert to pneumonia this winter

    Pneumonia is sneaky. Although people with pneumonia occasionally have the classic signs--fever, flushed cheeks, rattling lungs, and discolored (green-brown) mucus--pneumonia is more likely to produce symptoms common to scores of other maladies. Because it...
  • The flu and you: Tips from Lehigh Valley Health Network expert

    The flu and you: Tips from Lehigh Valley Health Network expert
    It is not "just" the flu. According to the Pennsylvania Department of Health, up to 20 percent of Pennsylvanians come down with the flu every year and 120 to 2,000 die of complications. "We don't take the flu lightly," says Terry Burger, manager of...
  • Blame Disneyland measles outbreak on anti-science stubbornness

    Blame Disneyland measles outbreak on anti-science stubbornness
    The most recent outbreak of measles, set off by an unvaccinated visitor to Disneyland, may be contained before it spreads too far. With luck, there will be no deaths or serious, long-lasting complications. But it has already sickened more than 30 people...
  • Flu, other bugs hit Lehigh Valley hard

    Flu, other bugs hit Lehigh Valley hard
    The flu's rampage through the Lehigh Valley has entered its fourth week with little sign of abating any time soon. "We're probably going to see a fair amount of flu for the next few weeks," warned Dr. Jeffrey Jahre, St. Luke's University Health Network'...
  • Flu is hitting Maryland earlier and harder

    Flu is hitting Maryland earlier and harder
    The flu season is off to an earlier and stronger start, sending 2,300 people to the hospital with influenza-like symptoms in Maryland, accounting for about 4.9 percent of all emergency department visits, according to state data collected from some...
  • Widespread Flu Outbreak In Connecticut

    Widespread Flu Outbreak In Connecticut
    Connecticut is suffering a widespread influenza outbreak, and has been for weeks, as part of an increase in flu cases across the U.S., according to state and federal health officials. The state Department of Public Health said there were 444 positive...