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Swine Flu

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  • Flu deaths in California reach 243; peak of season may have passed

    California's public health agency is reporting an additional 41 confirmed influenza deaths in people under age 65, bringing this flu season's total to 243. But the California Department of Public Health also said Friday that weekly flu deaths, as well...
  • Federal health agency says flu season in California worst since 2009

    Federal health agency says flu season in California worst since 2009
    With 405 reports of severe influenza cases -- deaths, or hospitalizations requiring intensive care -- 2013-2014 is shaping up to be the most severe since 2009's swine flu pandemic, according to a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and...
  • CDC urges flu vaccinations amid mounting H1N1 illnesses

    With several weeks or more remaining in a particularly deadly influenza season, U.S. health officials on Thursday urged flu vaccinations for everyone over the age of 6 months, including pregnant women. "Influenza can make anyone very sick, very fast and...
  • CDC: This year's flu strain difficult for young patients

    CDC: This year's flu strain difficult for young patients
    This flu season was “particularly hard” on relatively young patients across the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Thursday. The CDC’s early estimates fulfill the predictions by public health...
  • Don't Fool With The Flu

    File under "N" for no coincidence: 1) This year's influenza season has hit the 18- to 64-year-old age group harder than in recent years. 2) According to the Centers for Disease Control, that age group tends to have the lowest vaccination rates. No...
  • Lake County schools help health department track flu

    Lake County schools help health department track flu
    Two Libertyville school districts are participating in a new program that tracks the flu in students and gives data to Lake County officials about how well the kids are handling the illness. The Lake County Health Department organized four different...
  • How to build a better flu vaccine

    The Spanish flu pandemic of 1918-19 killed 583,135 Americans, according to public health authorities at the time. Although we no longer suffer such a high rate of flu deaths, during a non-pandemic season, flu still kills on average thousands each year...
  • Influenza can kill a healthy child in a matter of days, study finds

    Even healthy children can come down with a case of the flu severe enough to cause death in a matter of days, according to a new report from researchers at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In fact, children who were in good health...
  • Health officials warn flu is striking early this season

    Health officials warn flu is striking early this season
    It may be no surprise to snifflers stuck in doctor's office waiting rooms: The 2013-2014 influenza season appears to be picking up steam earlier than most flu seasons. On Friday, state and Los Angeles County health officials reported "sharp increases"...
  • Mall owner removes cellphone -recycling kiosks from Towson Town Center

    The company that runs malls in Towson, Columbia, Owings Mills and White Marsh is removing cellphone-recycling kiosks from its Maryland locations after politicians voiced concerns that the machines contribute to cellphone thefts, including a rash of...
  • Federal cases for Fresno County inmates suspended amid flu outbreak

    Federal criminal proceedings have been suspended in Fresno because of an outbreak of the flu at the county jail, where hundreds of inmates have been quarantined. U.S. District Judge Lawrence J. O'Neill issued the order Tuesday afternoon "in order to...