| Feb 5, 2014
| 5:51 PM
Chinese health authorities have identified a brand-new type of bird flu that killed an elderly woman in November and infected at least one other person in January.
That trend prompted the experts to call for stepped-up surveillance to track the new...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 9:02 AM
CAIRO – Sixteen people in Egypt have died from the H1N1 virus – commonly known as swine flu – since the start of the winter, the country's Ministry of Health said Monday.
The ministry's spokesman, Ahmed Kamel, was quoted by the daily...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 12:43 PM
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...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 11:46 AM
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...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 10:15 AM
Despite grim statistics released Friday by the California Department of Public Health that show a spike this year in flu-related deaths, local health officials say all seems to be well throughout the community and in the La Cañada schools.
| Feb 21, 2014
| 3:57 PM
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.
| Feb 20, 2014
| 2:30 PM
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...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 2:34 PM
The total confirmed deaths from the flu in California rose to 302 this week, as this year's flu season continues to wane.
Twenty-four flu deaths were confirmed Friday, a drop from late January and early February when an average 50 people died each...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 1:08 PM
The state's first confirmed flu case this season was detected Thursday in a child living in the Washington suburbs, state health officials said.
The child, who was not identified, was hospitalized briefly, but is recovering.
The flu strain detected...
| Nov 7, 2012
In households with small children, flu symptoms are as routine as dirty socks. Take them seriously, though, warns a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), because the flu can kill healthy children within days.
| Jan 3, 2013
| 5:38 PM
Area hospitals are coping with a surge of patients with achy bodies, fevers and sore throats as the nation grapples with a flu season that has hit earlier and harder than usual.
The flu virus is unpredictable, so no one knows when the outbreak will...