| Oct 19, 2012
| 9:33 AM
Maryland has confirmed its first cases of seasonal influenza, state health officials announced Friday, several months earlier than last season.
Four children in the Baltimore region have laboratory-confirmed cases. One was hospitalized, but all are doing...
| Jan 16, 2013
| 3:25 PM
It's flu season in Baltimore.
A few days after Christmas, Baltimore resident Kathleen Dudley began experiencing telltale signs of the flu — fever, chills, body aches, sore throat, cough and overall exhaustion.
"The worst part — the fever...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 11:53 AM
A senior World Health Organization official announced that the United Nations agency would convene an emergency committee to plan for a possible escalation in illnesses caused by the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus, or MERS-CoV.
| Jan 19, 2013
The worst may be over.
As of Jan. 12, leading indicators of flu activity in Chicago had dropped to early December levels, according to the latest data from the city Health Department, released Friday. However, the numbers remain significantly higher...
| Aug 10, 2012
Illinois State Fair organizers are equipping the Springfield fairgrounds with extra hand-washing stations and cautionary signs to keep an emerging swine flu strain at bay.
State public health officials on Thursday confirmed Illinois' first case, a...
| 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.
| Apr 29, 2013
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April 29, 2013
Q: My 5-year-old daughter just had her adenoids and tonsils removed because of snoring...
| Sep 21, 2012
It's time to get your flu shot. Or is it?
The answer to that question depends on whom you ask.
The sign in the pharmacy window might suggest flu season is already here, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is urging everyone at least 6...
| Nov 16, 2012
| 12:56 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Amid snarky comments and links to cat videos, some Twitter users turn to the social network to find and post information on cardiac arrest and CPR, according to a new study.
Over a month, researchers found 15,324 messages -...
| 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...
| Dec 1, 2012
NANGALE, Tanzania — Huddled with his younger brother, the young man laughs easily, conspiratorially, at the commotion caused by the presence of curious foreigners in his family's modest compound outside this small village.
But when you ask 19-...