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  • 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...
  • Alertan a hispanos a combatir el flu

    Alertan a hispanos a combatir el flu
    Los Centros de Control y Prevención de Enfermedades (CDC) dieron a conocer recientemente los datos más recientes de la presente temporada de la gripe o influenza, que afecta de forma "generalizada" a 46 estados del país y se ha cobrado la vida de...
  • 15 ways to get healthy in Howard County in 2015

    Studies show a healthy lifestyle can prevent a number of illnesses and diseases, such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity and certain types of cancer. And in Howard County, achieving that lifestyle is easier than you might think. Here are 15...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Worst of flu season likely over for Chicago, suburbs

    Worst of flu season likely over for Chicago, suburbs
    After battering the city and suburbs for weeks, the worst of the flu season appears to be over in the Chicago area, with health departments reporting steady declines in cases, outbreaks and hospital visits tied to the flu. Data show flu cases in Chicago...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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?...